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Feb 24, 2014

Ukrainian bonds rally on IMF aid hopes, hryvnia hit

LONDON (Reuters) – Ukraine’s dollar bonds rallied on Monday and its five-year debt insurance costs tumbled as hopes grew that the country will get aid from Western donors including the IMF after Viktor Yanukovich was forced out as president.

Ukrainian stocks, which feature in the MSCI frontier index, soared 13 percent to their highest since Sept 2012.

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Crisis puts sovereign funds under pressure to keep assets liquid

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Caught in an emerging market
storm, some resource-rich states may keep more windfall income
in liquid assets, ready to aid their economies, rather than
locked up in strategic investment for future generations.

Kazakhstan’s move last week to dip into its National Fund to
slash banks’ bad loans and – to some extent – Russia’s plan to
tap into its wealth fund to bail out Ukraine reduce a potential
pool of funds that otherwise could have been invested in
capital-heavy projects such as infrastructure.

Feb 19, 2014

Ukraine violence, Venezuela protests alarm investors

SAO PAULO/LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s sovereign
bonds plunged further on Wednesday as a renewed wave of violence
hit the capital Kiev, while mounting unrest in Venezuela drove
the price of its credit default swaps to near five-year highs.

Protesters poured into a central Kiev square on Wednesday, a
day after at least 25 people were killed in demonstrations.
Protests that began in November have hit the
heavily indebted economy and drained the central bank of foreign
reserves.

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    • About Natsuko

      "Since joining Reuters as a graduate trainee in 2000, Natsuko has reported on issues surrounding global financial markets, monetary policy and central banking from Tokyo, Singapore, London, Paris, Madrid, Davos, Dubai, Moscow and Istanbul. She won the Reuters best scoop of the year in 2007 for a story on China's foreign exchange reserves policy and was also given State Street\'s best journalist of the year award in the same year. Currently based in London, she covers global investment issues and sovereign wealth funds on the Investment Strategy Desk."
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