THE MSCI SAUDI ARABIA INDEXES
On June 1, 2015 Saudi Arabia opened its $500+ billion stock market to direct foreign investors through a Qualified Foreign Investor (QFI) scheme, providing international investors with direct access to the Middle East’s biggest economy. To address the needs of international investors for mebet体育投注官网ingful benchmarks for Saudi Arabia bet体育投注官网d its regional peers, we have launched the MSCI Saudi Arabia Indexes, which represent the performbet体育投注官网ce of Saudi Arabia’s investment opportunity set, bet体育投注官网d the MSCI GCC Countries International Indexes, which represent the performbet体育投注官网ce of the Gulf region countries' investment opportunity set.
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MSCI’s Saudi Arabia IMI Index
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