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What is the China A50 index?

China A50 index

This FTSE index gives UK investors the chance to access the Chinese domestic market. It’s quoted in real time and is made up of the 50 largest and most actively traded companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges.

Where have you heard about the China A50 index?

China being a global economic superpower, it’s only natural that foreign investors want a slice of the action. As of February 2017, the A50 index included some of the world’s biggest companies such as China Petroleum and China Construction Bank.

What you need to know about the China A50 index.

The A50 index is part of a group of indices specially created to enable you to invest in China's mainland stock markets. The ‘A’ means it only takes into consideration A-type shares from the 50 largest Chinese companies. The A-shares were previously only available to domestic Chinese and institutional investors.

The index is reviewed each quarter in March, June, September and December to make sure it remains representative of the underlying Chinese market.

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