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Barclays Global Investors – i-Shares MSCI Japan

Exchange traded fund

Growth by tracking the performance of the MSCI Japan Index

Minimum investment:
Subject to negotiation with a stockbroker

Investment split:
100% tracking the performance of the MSCI Japan index

Place of registration:

Isa link:

Pep transfers:

Annual 0.59%


Tel: 020 7668 8007


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