Merrill Lynch launches frontier equity index

DUBAI - Merrill Lynch Global Research has introduced a new frontier equity index, which is designed to identify the largest and most liquid stocks in frontier markets. A “frontier market” is a developing economy with an undeveloped equity market.

The Merrill Lynch Frontier Index is composed of 50 stocks in the frontier markets of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, reflecting 17 countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Nigeria, Morocco, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Vietnam and Cyprus.

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