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IShares Reduces Expense Ratios for 34 Foreign ETFs (EWQ, EWT, THD, EEM, EPU)

January 12th, 2011

Morningstar is reporting that on Tuesday, Jan. 11, iShares announced that it has decreased the expense ratios for 34 of its ETFs, effective Jan. 1. According to morningstar, “In every case, the fee reductions are minimal–between 1 and 5 basis points–and affect only ETFs that invest in foreign-domiciled companies. All 34 ETFs track MSCI indexes.”

It appears that this fee reduction is a result of management fee breakpoints, and foreign tax reductions.

For the full Morningstar article click: HERE


All the changes are in the table below:

Fund Name Previous Expense Ratio New Expense Ratio Difference Reason for Difference/General Notes
iShares, Inc.
iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWA) 0.55% 0.53% 0.02%  
iShares MSCI Austria Investable Market Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWO) 0.55% 0.54% 0.01%  
iShares MSCI Belgium Investable Market Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWK) 0.56% 0.54% 0.02%  
iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWZ) 0.65% 0.61% 0.04%  
iShares MSCI BRIC Index Fund NYSEArca: BKF) 0.72% 0.69% 0.03%  
iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWC) 0.55% 0.53% 0.02%  
iShares MSCI Chile Investable Market Index Fund (NYSEArca: ECH) 0.65% 0.61% 0.04%  
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Eastern Europe Index Fund (NYSEArca: ESR) 0.72% 0.69% 0.03%  
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (NYSEArca: EEM) 0.72% 0.69% 0.03% 0.01% in foreign taxes
iShares MSCI EMU Index Fund NYSEArca: EZU) 0.56% 0.54% 0.02%  
iShares MSCI France Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWQ) 0.55% 0.54% 0.01% 0.01% in foreign taxes
iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWG) 0.55% 0.53% 0.02%  
iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWH) 0.55% 0.53% 0.02%  
iShares MSCI Israel Capped Investable Market Index Fund (NYSEArca: EIS) 0.66% 0.61% 0.05%  
iShares MSCI Italy Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWI) 0.59% 0.54% 0.05% change in foreign taxes from 0.04% to 0.00%
iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWJ) 0.56% 0.54% 0.02%  
iShares MSCI Japan Small Cap Index Fund (NYSEArca: SCJ) 0.56% 0.53% 0.03%  
iShares MSCI Malaysia Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWM) 0.56% 0.53% 0.03%  
iShares MSCI Mexico Investable Market Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWW 0.55% 0.53% 0.02%  
iShares MSCI Netherlands Investable Market Index Fund (NYSEArca: WN) 0.55% 0.53% 0.02%  
iShares MSCI Singapore Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWS) 0.55% 0.53% 0.02%  
iShares MSCI South Africa Index Fund (NYSEArca: EZA) 0.66% 0.61% 0.05%  
iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWY) 0.65% 0.61% 0.04%  
iShares MSCI Spain Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWP) 0.56% 0.54% 0.02%  
iShares MSCI Sweden Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWD) 0.55% 0.53% 0.02%  
iShares MSCI Switzerland Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWL) 0.56% 0.53% 0.03%  
iShares MSCI Taiwan Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWT) 0.82% 0.71% 0.11% change in foreign taxes from 0.17% to 0.10%
iShares MSCI Thailand Investable Market Index Fund (NYSEArca: THD) 0.65% 0.62% 0.03% 0.01% in foreign taxes
iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund (NYSEArca: TUR) 0.65% 0.61% 0.04%  
iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWU) 0.55% 0.53% 0.02%  
iShares Trust
iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (NYSEArca: EPU) 0.63% 0.62% 0.01% 0.01% foreign taxes
iShares MSCI Indonesia Investable Market Index Fund (NYSEArca: EIDO) 0.65% 0.61% 0.04%  
iShares MSCI Ireland Capped Investable Market Index Fund (NYSEArca: EIRL) 0.55% 0.53% 0.02%  
iShares MSCI Poland Investable Market Index Fund (NYSEArca: EPOL) 0.65% 0.61% 0.04%

ETFs noted: iShares MSCI France Index (NYSE:EWQ), iShares MSCI Taiwan Index (NYSE:EWT), iShares MSCI Thailand Investable Market Index (NYSE:THD), iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (NYSE:EEM), and iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index (NYSE:EPU)


NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EPU, NYSE:EWQ, NYSE:EWT, NYSE:THD


 

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