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MSCI Welcomes China, Delays Argentina

China’s financial system took another step towards integration with the rest of the world this week -- but not quite the way that was envisioned years ago.

Domestic Chinese stocks will be included in MSCI Inc.’s international equity indexes for the first time, the New York-based company said Wednesday. It’s another win for China after the International Monetary Fund in 2015 granted the yuan the status of an official reserve currency. Next up is the potential entry of Chinese bonds into three major global indexes.