Other China A-shares ETFs are also trading higher ahead of the MSCI announcement. The Market Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF (NYSEArca: PEK), which like ASHR offers physical access to A-shares, is up 1.2% on above average volume. The KraneShares Bosera MSCI China A ETF (NYSEArca: KBA), the only A-shares ETF tracking an index from MSCI, is up 1.6%.

The db X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China-A Shares Small Cap Fund (NYSEArca: ASHS) is higher by almost 1.4% though on light turnover. ASHS debuted last month as the first U.S.-listed ETF to exclusively focus on small-cap A-shares.

db X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund

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