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TSE to Begin Calculation and Publication of "TOPIX Active in Asia Index"

Update : Sep. 22, 2011


[Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.]

In response to the various indexing needs of our market participants, the TSE will begin calculating and publishing the "TOPIX Active in Asia index" on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

This index is comprised of 25 issues from the TOPIX 500 index selected based on the proportion of sales made in Asia, and will serve as a benchmark stock price index for ETFs, mutual funds and other investments.

1. Outline

Index name TOPIX Active in Asia Index
Number of Constituents 25
Calculation Method Market capitalization weighted (capped free-float weighting)
Index Constituents Issues selected by the TSE from the TOPIX 500 universe based on criteria such as market value and sales in the Asia/Oceania region
Calculation/Dissemination Start Date Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Base Date/Base Value October 7, 2011, 1000 points
Total Return Index Available
Calculation Interval Disseminated to securities companies, information vendors, etc. in real time (i.e. every 15 seconds) through the Market Information System (MAINS) (price index only).
Dissemination of Total Return Index, Constituent Information, Etc. Provided through the Tokyo Market Information service (TOPIX data service)

2. Index Constituents

Component stocks of “TOPIX Active in Asia Index” PDF

3. Index Usage

As this index is produced in collaboration with a partner company, this partner will be given priority with respect to the acquisition of a license for usage in ETFs (please refer to “Process for Acquiring a License for Domestic ETFs” dated on April 21, 2008 for more information).


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