S&P Dow Jones Indices announced the launch of the S&P Emerging Markets Domestic Demand Index which is designed to measure the performance of companies that capture a major engine of growth within the emerging markets — domestic demand.

To qualify for membership in the S&P Emerging Markets Domestic Demand Index, a stock must be a publicly traded company domiciled and incorporated in the following emerging market countries: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, or Turkey, and be listed on the primary stock exchange of its respective country.

The Index consists of the following: common stocks listed on the primary exchanges of emerging markets, ADRs listed on U.S. exchanges, and GDRs listed on European exchanges. Constituents consist of 50 emerging market securities from the following sectors as classified according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS(R)): Consumer Staples, Consumer Discretionary, Telecommunication Services, Healthcare, and Utilities.

Source:  S&P Dow Jones Indices