A lot of modern music data of East Asia has been registered on the RISM-OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue); now, about nine hundred items of the EMDB
can be searched through the OPAC system.
Under the proposed agreement, Standard & Poor's will assume operating responsibility for the EMDB as an ongoing business within its global index business.
IFC initiated the sale to meet its clients' demand for benchmarks to match investors' increasingly global portfolios, a need that would be more effectively served by inclusion of the EMDB indices in a global index product.
The EMDB consists of a superior set of data on emerging markets, and we look forward to including it in our index family.
In 1981, IFC pioneered the collection of data on emerging stock markets which became the basis of its EMDB indices.
IFC will continue to be associated with the EMDB through mechanisms such as IFC's participation in a global index advisory panel to be created by Standard & Poor's.