CSI 300 Index
What is the CSI 300 Index?
The Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 Index is one of China's most closely followed stock market indices. It includes the 300 A-share stocks traded on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges, and is seen as indicative of trends in both those markets.
Where have you heard about the CSI 300 Index?
Because of China's size, analysts follow indices of several different stock markets. The Hang Seng Index, the Shanghai SE Composite Index and the Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 Index are among the most important, and are widely discussed by global market commentators.
What you need to know about the CSI 300 Index.
The index is compiled by the China Securities Index Company Ltd, and has been calculated since April 2005. Its value is normalised relative to a base of 1,000 on December 31, 2004. Leading constituents include Ping An Insurance, China Minsheng Bank and Industrial Bank (China).
On June 22, 2017 the CSI 300 Index reached a 17-month high of 3,590.34 after global index compiler MSCI decided to add yuan-traded equities to its benchmark indices for the first time.