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Stock announces global industry standards

Update: January, 26/2016 - 09:09
It is used by most stock exchanges as well as index research institutions around the world. — FIle Photo
HCM CITY  (VNS) — The HCM Stock Exchange (HOSE) formally announced its Global Industry Classification Standards (GICS) yesterday.

GICS is an international standard developed by MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital Investments) and S&P Dow Jones Indexes to provide an effective, detailed and flexible tool for investors to record rapid changes in separate fields.

It is used by most stock exchanges as well as index research institutions around the world.

Nowadays, more than 43,000 companies and 50,000 stocks worldwide are classified based on GICS, accounting for about 95 per cent of international market capitalisation.

In addition, up to US$9.6 trillion in stocks are benchmarked to the MSCI indexes and all use GICS. — VNS

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