Nasdaq Adds International-Currency Indexes

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Nasdaq OMX has rolled out the second phase of its Global Index Family, adding 21,000 new indexes to the 4,000 initial indexes launched in December (IMD, Dec. 3, 2012).

While the initial indexes were only calculated in US dollars, the new indexes are calculated in Australian and Canadian dollars, euros, pounds sterling, Japanese yen and local currencies, and cover 9,000 securities in 45 countries, with a combined float-adjusted market capitalization of more than $37 trillion.

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