International development

MSCI Equity Indexes May 2021 Index Review

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 10:50pm

b"MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics, announced the results of the May 2021 Semi-Annual Index Review for the MSCI Equity Indexes - including the MSCI Global Standard, MSCI Global Small Cap and MSCI Micro Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Value and Growth Indexes, the MSCI Frontier Markets and MSCI Frontier Markets Small Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Islamic Indexes, the MSCI US Equity Indexes, the MSCI US REIT Index, the MSCI China A Onshore Indexes and the MSCI China All Shares Indexes.

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  • b"MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics, announced the results of the May 2021 Semi-Annual Index Review for the MSCI Equity Indexes - including the MSCI Global Standard, MSCI Global Small Cap and MSCI Micro Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Value and Growth Indexes, the MSCI Frontier Markets and MSCI Frontier Markets Small Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Islamic Indexes, the MSCI US Equity Indexes, the MSCI US REIT Index, the MSCI China A Onshore Indexes and the MSCI China All Shares Indexes.
  • There will be 24 additions to and 24 deletions from the MSCI Frontier Markets Small Cap Index.\nAs previously announced, the MSCI Iceland Indexes will be included in the MSCI Frontier Markets Indexes in one step coinciding with this Index Review.
  • In addition, in the context of the inclusion of Iceland in the MSCI Frontier Markets Indexes, MSCI will adjust the Limited Investability Factor (LIF) applied to securities in the equity universe of Bangladesh and Nigeria with the objective of keeping their weights unchanged in the MSCI Frontier Markets Indexes as of the price cutoff date for the May 2021 Semi-Annual Index Review.\nMSCI Global Islamic Indexes: Forty-three securities will be added to and 58 securities will be deleted from the MSCI ACWI Islamic Index.
  • Accordingly, constituents in MSCI equity indexes may include MSCI Inc., clients of MSCI or suppliers to MSCI.

Dodge & Cox Launches the Dodge & Cox Emerging Markets Stock Fund

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 4:00pm

b'SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dodge & Cox announced today the opening of the firm\'s seventh mutual fund, the Dodge & Cox Emerging Markets Stock Fund (DODEX).\nCharles Pohl, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Dodge & Cox, said, "Over the past several decades we have expanded and deepened our knowledge of the global investment universe, including the emerging markets, as manager of the International Stock, Global Stock, and Global Bond Funds.

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  • b'SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dodge & Cox announced today the opening of the firm\'s seventh mutual fund, the Dodge & Cox Emerging Markets Stock Fund (DODEX).\nCharles Pohl, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Dodge & Cox, said, "Over the past several decades we have expanded and deepened our knowledge of the global investment universe, including the emerging markets, as manager of the International Stock, Global Stock, and Global Bond Funds.
  • "\nThe Dodge & Cox Emerging Markets Stock Fund utilizes the firm\'s team-based approach to selecting undervalued companies, with a focus on fundamental research, individual security selection, and low expenses.
  • Many of these companies are not included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.\nDana Emery, Chief Executive Officer and President of Dodge & Cox, also commented, "The Dodge & Cox Emerging Markets Stock Fund is a natural extension of our capabilities.
  • "\nThe Dodge & Cox Global Emerging Markets Stock Fund is open to the public for investment as of today.

Dodge & Cox Launches the Dodge & Cox Worldwide Funds Emerging Markets Stock Fund

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 4:00pm

b'DUBLIN, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dodge & Cox announced today the opening of the Dodge & Cox Worldwide Funds Emerging Markets Stock Fund.\nCharles Pohl, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Dodge & Cox, said, "Over the past several decades we have expanded and deepened our knowledge of the global investment universe, including the emerging markets, as manager of the Worldwide Funds Global Stock and Global Bond Funds.

Key Points: 
  • b'DUBLIN, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dodge & Cox announced today the opening of the Dodge & Cox Worldwide Funds Emerging Markets Stock Fund.\nCharles Pohl, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Dodge & Cox, said, "Over the past several decades we have expanded and deepened our knowledge of the global investment universe, including the emerging markets, as manager of the Worldwide Funds Global Stock and Global Bond Funds.
  • "\nThe Dodge & Cox Worldwide Funds Emerging Markets Stock Fund utilises the firm\'s team-based approach to selecting undervalued companies, with a focus on fundamental research, individual security selection, and low expenses.
  • Many of these companies are not included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.\nDana Emery, Chief Executive Officer and President of Dodge & Cox, also commented, "The Dodge & Cox Worldwide Funds Emerging Markets Stock Fund is a natural extension of our capabilities.
  • "\nThe Fund is available in the following share classes:\nThe Dodge & Cox Worldwide Funds Emerging Markets Stock Fund is open to the public for investment as of today.

MSCI May Semi-Annual Index Review Announcement Scheduled for May 11, 2021

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 11:13pm

b'MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics, will announce the results of the May 2021 Semi-Annual Index Review for the MSCI Equity Indexes - including the MSCI Global Standard, MSCI Global Small Cap and MSCI Micro Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Value and Growth Indexes, the MSCI Frontier Markets, and MSCI Frontier Markets Small Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Islamic and MSCI Global Islamic Small Cap Indexes, the MSCI Pan-Euro and MSCI Euro Indexes, the MSCI US Equity Indexes, the MSCI US REIT Index, the MSCI China A Onshore Indexes and the MSCI China All Shares Indexes.

Key Points: 
  • b'MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics, will announce the results of the May 2021 Semi-Annual Index Review for the MSCI Equity Indexes - including the MSCI Global Standard, MSCI Global Small Cap and MSCI Micro Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Value and Growth Indexes, the MSCI Frontier Markets, and MSCI Frontier Markets Small Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Islamic and MSCI Global Islamic Small Cap Indexes, the MSCI Pan-Euro and MSCI Euro Indexes, the MSCI US Equity Indexes, the MSCI US REIT Index, the MSCI China A Onshore Indexes and the MSCI China All Shares Indexes.
  • MSCI makes no assurance that any Index Linked Investments will accurately track index performance or provide positive investment returns.
  • Accordingly, constituents in MSCI equity indexes may include MSCI Inc., clients of MSCI or suppliers to MSCI.
  • Issuers mentioned or included in any MSCI ESG Research materials may include MSCI Inc., clients of MSCI or suppliers to MSCI, and may also purchase research or other products or services from MSCI ESG Research.

2021 Digital Consumer Index: Pinpointing the Most Promising Digital Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:33am

b'The "2021 Digital Consumer Index: Pinpointing the Most Promising Digital Opportunities" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nDuring the pandemic, countries saw a restated demand for digital connectivity leading market players to accelerate their digital initiatives.

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  • b'The "2021 Digital Consumer Index: Pinpointing the Most Promising Digital Opportunities" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nDuring the pandemic, countries saw a restated demand for digital connectivity leading market players to accelerate their digital initiatives.
  • Thus, the global digital landscape is expected to see shifts over the forecast period, where developed markets will further strengthen sophisticated digital solutions and emerging markets will enhance their connectivity and commerce infrastructure, leading to greater opportunities for investment.\nStrategy Briefings offer unique insight into emerging trends world-wide.
  • Aimed squarely at strategists and planners, they draw on the vast information resources to give top line insight across markets and within consumer segments.
  • Written by experienced analysts, they are designed as provocations for senior management to use in their own forum, allowing them to stand back and reflect on the behaviour and motivation driving global markets today and tomorrow\nData coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.\n'

PhosAgro Publishes 2020 Integrated Report and Inaugural Climate Report in Accordance With TCFD Standards

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 5:43pm

Starting this year, the Company will introduce additional reporting based on TCFD recommendations.

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  • Starting this year, the Company will introduce additional reporting based on TCFD recommendations.
  • The inaugural TCFD report contains information about the integration of climate change issues into PhosAgro\'s strategy and related corporate governance and risk management systems.
  • The TCFD reports represents a compilation of the significant work that PhosAgro has done to analyse, report on and manage its climate impact.
  • Since 1 June 2016, the Company\'s GDRs have been included in the MSCI Russia and MSCI Emerging Markets indexes.\n'

Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com® Launch Emerging Housing Markets Index

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 1:27pm

Median wages in these top emerging markets are slightly above average at $1,034 vs. $1,016 (per week).\nStrong economies, especially for small businesses.

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  • Median wages in these top emerging markets are slightly above average at $1,034 vs. $1,016 (per week).\nStrong economies, especially for small businesses.
  • The top 10 emerging markets have 42.6 Small Business Administration 7(a) loans for every million people, compared with 35.6 for the whole list of 300 metro areas.\nPredominantly medium-sized markets vs. large metropolitan areas.
  • Interestingly, the top emerging markets are viewed the most on Realtor.com\xc2\xae by people who don\xe2\x80\x99t live in the area.
  • Published by Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video.

Augumenta Helps JICA Deliver Remote Learning Collaboration to Developing Countries Using Smart Glasses

Monday, April 19, 2021 - 11:00am

The training solution is based on the Augumenta SmartEyes system, which uses camera-equipped smart glasses to connect field workers in Africa with Japanese experts who can view the local scene and provide instructions and support in real-time.\nJICA is responsible for delivering Japan\xe2\x80\x99s official development assistance as an implementing agency, providing ODA Loan and Grant Aid, and executing Technical Cooperation in developing countries.

Key Points: 
  • The training solution is based on the Augumenta SmartEyes system, which uses camera-equipped smart glasses to connect field workers in Africa with Japanese experts who can view the local scene and provide instructions and support in real-time.\nJICA is responsible for delivering Japan\xe2\x80\x99s official development assistance as an implementing agency, providing ODA Loan and Grant Aid, and executing Technical Cooperation in developing countries.
  • The pandemic caused disruptions to the programs: experts have been forced to evacuate and the hosting of trainees has been suspended.
  • The company works in close cooperation with Iristick , which supplies the smart glasses used in the project.
  • Iristick has extensive experience in remote assistance in general, and various types of NGO projects in developing countries in particular and brings valuable expertise to the project.\nNOTE: Additional project details and statements from the involved parties can be found online: https://www.augumenta.com/library/\n'

Global In Vitro Diagnostics Market (2020 to 2025) - Featuring Abbott Diagnostics, Bio-Rad and Danaher Among Others

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 4:00pm

b'DUBLIN, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "In Vitro Diagnostics: Technologies and Global Markets" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThe scope of this study is global.

Key Points: 
  • b'DUBLIN, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "In Vitro Diagnostics: Technologies and Global Markets" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThe scope of this study is global.
  • The research analyzes each market and its applications, regulatory environment, technologies involved, market projections and market shares.
  • The emerging markets discussed include countries such as India, China, Korea, Taiwan, Africa, Australia, Brazil and Russia, among others.
  • The report also examines IVD market drivers, as well as restraints and challenges affecting its growth.

International Peace NGO HWPL Issues Statement on Recent Myanmar Coup

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 8:06pm

Additionally, "the recent efforts of the Myanmar military to suppress nonviolent protests" are causing hundreds of deaths and injuries.

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  • Additionally, "the recent efforts of the Myanmar military to suppress nonviolent protests" are causing hundreds of deaths and injuries.
  • "\nKasauh Mon, CEO of Mon News Agency in Myanmar expressed solidarity with HWPL\'s statement.
  • We, the people of Myanmar are very glad Korean people and HWPL, as a peace advocate, supports our democracy and peace movement.
  • "\nFor the past five years, this international civil society advocacy for peacebuilding led by HWPL has shown support and initiatives at the national and international levels.