When calculating the index, we primarily take into account all outstanding corporate international bonds from the region (CIS, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America), the type of debt – senior unsecured debt, the issue structure – LPNs, global Eurobonds or Eurobonds listed on international stock exchanges and rated by at least two international rating agencies (Moody's, S&P, Fitch).
Only coupon Eurobonds with a fixed rate are considered for inclusion in the index.
Eurobonds denominated in the currency other than US$ are excluded from the list formed according to the principles outlined in paragraph 2.
Eurobonds having a maturity of less than 180 days are excluded from the list formed in 3rd paragraph.
Low liquidity Eurobonds defined according to the following criteria are excluded from the list formed in 4th paragraph:
The number of days when quotes on this Eurobond issue were not posted on Cbonds exceeds half the trading days of the quarter.
The issue amount is under $1 bn; for Euro-Cbonds EM it is under $2 bn, and for Euro-Cbonds Eastern Europe and Africa is less than $500 m.
Lists created according to the above mentioned criteria for every index are called Index Lists.
Lists are reviewed by Cbonds every 3 months according to this methodology with inclusion of new issues.