Dow Jones Indexes said that Bahrain, China, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey and the UAE will be added to the Dow Jones Islamic Market World Index and all of its sub-indexes, including the Dow Jones Islamic Market World Emerging Index and Dow Jones Islamic Market Asia/Pacific Index. The additions will become effective as of the start of trading on Monday 22 December 2008.
The Dow Jones Islamic Market World Emerging Index measures the performance of 19 emerging markets. Currently, the following 19 countries are included: Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Indonesia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
The addition of the 12 new countries to the Dow Jones Islamic Market World Index increases the total number of countries in the index to 54 from 42. All of the 12 countries will be added to the Dow Jones Islamic Market World Index and its respective size, sector and regional indexes.