FTSE RAFI and Xinhua now available on RIMES

24 January 2007

RIMES Technologies has added both the FTSE RAFI and FTSE Xinhua indices to its range of data, further expanding its already extensive number of data partners.

FTSE RAFI is a joint venture between the FTSE Group and Research Affiliates to create an innovative index series which is not based on market capitalisation. Instead, it uses four other fundamental factors: total cash dividends, free cash flow, total sales and book equity values. It comprises six indices:

. FTSE RAFI IS 100 Index
. FTSE RAFI Developed ex-US 1000 Index
. FTSE RAFI US Mid Small 1500 Index
. FTSE RAFI Kaigai 1000 Index
. FTSE FARI US 1000 Industry Indices – 9 (based on the Industry Classification Benchmark)
. FTSE RAFI Country/Regional Indices – 24

FTSE Xinhua is a joint venture between the FTSE Group and Xinhua Financial Network, a subsidiary of Xinhua Finance Ltd. With this combination of international indexing and Chinese market knowledge, it offers innovative indices covering all major asset classes and Chinese share types to suit any domestic or international mandate. The indices are designed for use as performance benchmarks, and as the basis for derivative trading and index tracking funds.

RIMES covers the following indices:

. FTSE Xinhua Hong Kong Index - A benchmark index comprising companies from FTSE's Global Equity Index Series (GEIS). The index includes Red Chips, ordinary Hong Kong listed stocks from the FTSE Hong Kong Index (Large/Mid cap), H share constituents from the FTSE China Index (Large/Mid cap) and HSBC. Includes stocks listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
. FTSE Xinhua Hong Kong ex H Share Index - A benchmark index comprising solely Red Chip constituents and ordinary Hong Kong listed stocks from the FTSE Developed Hong Kong Index (Large/Mid cap) within FTSE GEIS. Includes stocks listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

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