SFE and DJI Create Indexes

In December 1998, Dow Jones Indexes and the Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) announced joint ventures to develop a new set of investable equity indexes and debt and commodity indexes with associated futures contracts.


Islamic Index Launched

Dow Jones & Co., the publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has launched a new global equity-benchmark index aimed at investors who follow Islamic investment guidelines.

The new index - called the Dow Jones Islamic Market Index, or DJIMI -tracks about 600 companies whose products and services are permissible according to strict interpretations of Shari'ah law. The companies in the index are from 30 countries around the world, including the U.S.