ZUG (dpa-AFX) - The real estate company TAG Immobilien will be included in the Stoxx Europe 600 share index as of December 18. Other German companies are not affected by the changes, according to an announcement published on Friday evening by index provider Qontigo. Other additions include the Norwegian online classifieds portal operator Adevinta, the British food manufacturer Cranswick, the Portuguese bank BCO Comercial Portugues, the Swiss investment service provider Swissquote, the Danish biotech company Zeeland Pharma and the French oilfield equipment supplier Vallourec.

The Swiss semiconductor manufacturer AMS Osram, the British oil company Energean, the Norwegian semiconductor specialist Nordic Semiconductor, the Norwegian supplier to the alternative energy industry Nel, the Swedish casino operator and gambling provider Kindred Group, the British biotech company Genus and the Italian agricultural machinery manufacturer CNH Industrial have to leave the list.

Such changes are particularly important for funds that replicate indices in real terms (physically replicating ETFs). They then have to be rebalanced accordingly, which can have an impact on share prices.