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Mar 5, 2014

Russia, China limit emerging equity gains

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) – Russian shares fell again and
the rouble slipped towards record lows on Wednesday as investors
remained wary about a standoff between Russia and Ukraine in
Crimea.

Chinese shares fell as fears grew over a possible default by
a listed company there and on Beijing’s plan to introduce
deposit insurance – a move towards freeing up deposit rates -
but the broader benchmark emerging equity index held up.

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Feb 28, 2014

Next EM hotspots may be Russia, Nigeria and Double Deficit Club

LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Investors are marking Russia and
Nigeria, where current account surpluses and reserves are slowly
eroding, as the next likely victim of the rolling emerging
market crisis, as well as a “double deficit club” of economies.

Rather than looking simply at a country’s external reliance
on capital – which prompted investors to shun the “Fragile Five”
including India and Indonesia last year – markets are likely to
target commodity exporters next.

Feb 28, 2014

Top investors cut emerging Europe equities as Ukraine turmoil escalates: Reuters poll

LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s top investors cut exposure to emerging European equities to a five-month low in February as they fretted over a spillover from tensions in Ukraine and Russia, Reuters polls showed on Friday.

Concerns over China’s economic slowdown also prompted fund managers to trim their Asian equity holdings to a four-year low and instead boost euro zone equity weightings to the highest since June 2011.

Feb 28, 2014
    • 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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