international market/index issue

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nik jnow

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Mar 14, 2011, 10:49:11 AM3/14/11
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Hi,

First of all, am i crazy or does google not track Korea's KOSPI index?
I can't find it anywhere. This is a major market in Asia so I'd be
really disappointed if I can't get the ticker for it. Yahoo has it for
decades...

Second, I'm having issues passing the Shanghai Composite in a URL.

Shanghai Index is: SHA: 000001

But if I pass it in a URL: http://www.google.com/finance?q=000001

Then I get Shenzhen Development Bank Co.,Ltd.

The Bank is listed on the Shenzhen index which is a minor stock
market. So why in the world would Google put that before Shanghai
000001? (ie SHE: 000001 vs SHA:000001) It makes no sense.

Any help on the above would be most appreciated!

Cheers

Dion Loy (Google)

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Mar 14, 2011, 1:59:36 PM3/14/11
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Yeah, I don't think we carry the KOSPI.

For the Shanghai index, fully qualify the ticker:
http://www.google.com/finance?q=SHA:000001
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