For Argentina, MSCI's reclassification will reverse a downgrade to "frontier market" status made in 2009 after the Latin American country imposed capital controls.
On assuming office in December 2015, president Mauricio Macri declared Argentina open for business and introduced sweeping pro-market reforms. "We will continue to build a law-based capital market to further strengthen investor confidence and steadily enhance market functions to serve the Saudi economy while stimulating savings, financing and investments".
Modernization of the stock market is part of a broader plan spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to steer the nation's economy away from oil and diversify the government's sources of revenue.
"As the MSCI Saudi Arabia Index will have a weighting of around 2.6 percent in the emerging markets index, that of South Korea will decrease by 0.4 percentage points to 14.96 percent", said Ko Seung-hee, an expert at Mirae Asset Daewoo.
"Since MSCI added it to its watch list in June 2017, the necessary infrastructure has been upgraded and we believe all required criteria have been met". "This is not the end of the journey", he said.
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We expect prices to be in broad range of $63 and $66 on the WTI, with heightened volatility ahead of the event. Last week, Cushing inventories fell by 1.3 million barrels, government data showed on Wednesday.
Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said another outcome of Saudi's inclusion would likely be "increased market sophistication". Saudi shares rose by almost 1 percent in early trading, before shedding gains to trade slightly higher in the afternoon. "Some selling of the fact [of inclison] is expected", Mohamad Al Hajj, an equities strategist at the research arm of EFG-Hermes in Dubai, told Bloomberg.
MSCI's decision to add Saudi Arabia to its emerging markets index comes a few months after the FTSE Russell reclassified the Kingdom as a "Secondary Emerging" market in March 2018. Tadawul officials estimated passive funds - which track the index - account for 25 percent of that. "The first inclusion step will coincide with the May 2019 Semi‐Annual Index Review". An initial public offering of state-owned Saudi Aramco could increase Saudi Arabia's weight to 4.4 per cent from 2.6 per cent within the MSCI EM Index, he said in an interview on Thursday.
"The IPO and the condition of the market are related, but not directly linked".
There are also uncertainties around the worldwide listing of Aramco. Judging by stock-market performances, the Middle Eastern kingdom is on top.
In October, when Cambiemos won the elections, the market took for granted that this year the expected rise to "emerging" would occur-after last year's failed attempt-and that generated a rise in Argentine stocks since then. Meanwhile, geopolitical tensions will linger.
Al-Hussan the MSCI inclusion was a very significant factor for Tadawul.
Saudi Arabia and Argentina were upgraded to emerging market status, officially joining the emerging markets ranks in May 2019, according to a company statement.