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Jan 28, 2014

Emerging currencies, stocks stabilise on c.bank hopes

LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Turkey’s lira extended gains on
Tuesday, supported by the possibility of an aggressive interest
rate hike, while other emerging currencies and stocks rose on
growing expectations more developing countries would tighten
policy.

The benchmark MSCI emerging equity index rose half
a percent, having fallen for three straight days to hit a 4-1/2
month low on Monday, while emerging sovereign dollar bond
spreads tightened by 3 basis points.

Jan 28, 2014
Jan 27, 2014

Pro-growth reforms help Mexico attract investment – finmin

LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Mexico is attracting foreign
investment thanks to growth-enhancing reforms, the country’s
finance minister said on Monday, adding that market volatility
would subside once investors focus on good economic
fundamentals.

A broad emerging-market sell-off that started last week has
weighed on Mexico, where the peso sank to an 18-month low
against the dollar and the benchmark equity index touched
its lowest level since November on Friday.

Jan 27, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
Jan 27, 2014

Emerging sell-off hits European shares, lifts yen

LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Emerging markets led a global
sell-off in risky assets on Monday as European stocks followed
sharp falls in Asia and safe-haven assets such as the yen and
gold rallied.

Concerns about China’s economic slowdown and its shadow
banking sector, coupled with expectations the Federal Reserve
would scale back its bond buying further, are piling pressure on
emerging markets dependent on external financing.

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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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