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Feb 26, 2014

Mounting Ukraine fears hit hryvnia, spill into Russia

LONDON, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s hryvnia tumbled 4
percent on Wednesday to 10 per dollar on Wednesday as political
uncertainty mounted, its weakness spilling into the Russian
rouble, taking that currency to a fresh five-year dollar low.

Broader emerging assets however traded broadly in positive
territory on the back of a smaller fall in the Chinese yuan than
previous sessions.

Feb 25, 2014

Ukraine’s bonds resume fall; hryvnia hits record low

LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s hryvnia fell to record
lows against the dollar on Tuesday while its dollar bonds
tumbled as concerns grew about the ability of the country to pay
its debts in the near-term.

A rally in Ukraine’s dollar bonds that followed the weekend
overthrow of president Viktor Yanukovich is fading quickly as
investors fret over what conditions might be attached to any
rescue package led by the International Monetary Fund.

Feb 24, 2014

Ukraine bond investors remain anxious despite relief rally

LONDON, Feb 24 (Reuters) – While bond markets have reacted
jubilantly to the possibility of Western aid for Ukraine,
big-name investors are worried about how fast Kiev can secure a
rescue and whether an IMF bailout may reschedule its debts.

The faith of funds such as Templeton, Fidelity, Amundi, ING
and Stone Harbor Investment Partners in Ukraine’s ability to
repay its debts seemed to have been vindicated late last year
when Russia offered Kiev a $15 billion rescue.

Feb 21, 2014

Eastern Europe bonds, stocks advance on Ukraine deal; Brazil’s real gains

SAO PAULO/LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Eastern and Central
European bonds and stocks gained on news of a deal on Friday to
end a violent standoff in Ukraine, while Brazil’s real currency
extended gains as market analysts gave a cautious thumbs up to a
new fiscal savings plan.

In the Ukrainian capital Kiev, opposition leaders signed an
EU-mediated accord with President Viktor Yanukovich, aiming to
resolve a political crisis and opening the way for an early
presidential election this year.

Feb 21, 2014

Ukraine assets lead emerging market gains, yuan slides

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Signs of stabilisation on
Ukrainian assets, on news of plans to hold early presidential
elections and form a national unity government, helped lift
emerging markets on Friday, although a sharply weaker yuan
indicated looming headwinds for the sector.

All-night negotiations mediated by visiting European Union
foreign ministers has resulted in a deal between President
Viktor Yanukovich and the pro-Europe opposition though analysts
warn this could be rejected by the population.

Feb 21, 2014

Chinese yuan fall deepens on offshore markets, down 1 percent to dollar since Monday

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – China’s yuan currency weakened to
its lowest level since early October in offshore trade on Friday
, extending a central bank-sponsored slide that has
rattled foreign investors and left questions about Beijing’s

One of the safest bets for global investors in recent years
has been a steady gain for the yuan, or renminbi, long seen as
artificially undervalued by state controls and traded by foreign
investors in a complex system of offshore and forward rates.

Feb 20, 2014

Emerging market storm boon for euro zone’s periphery

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) – A reversal in fortunes between
southern Europe and once-booming developing economies has
triggered a substantial allocation shift by global funds out of
emerging assets and into the euro markets they fled two years

Escalating violence in Ukraine and the suspension of
Nigeria’s central bank governor hit emerging market assets on
Thursday, even as Spain, once seen as the focus of the euro zone
debt crisis, saw its long-term borrowing costs tumble to their
lowest since 2008.

Feb 14, 2014

Rouble briefly hits all-time lows; central Europe rallies

LONDON (Reuters) – The Russian rouble stepped back from all-time lows on Friday after the central bank left interest rates on hold and hinted at tighter future policy, while evidence of economic recovery boosted Central European currencies.

The benchmark emerging equity index was on track for its biggest weekly gain since early October, helped by a rebound in Chinese shares.

Feb 12, 2014

Emerging market stocks gain on China data; Latam dips

RIO DE JANEIRO/LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Emerging market
stocks rose to three-week highs on Wednesday, boosted by
stronger-than-expected trade data in China, but Brazil and
Mexico shares were unable to hold on to early gains.

China’s January exports and import growth readings easily
beat forecasts, data showed on Wednesday, easing concerns of a
slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy. China is a key
purchaser of raw materials such as iron ore, soybeans and copper
from other developing markets.

Feb 12, 2014

Emerging market stocks gain, spurred by China

RIO DE JANEIRO/LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Emerging market
stocks rose to three-week highs on Wednesday, boosted by
stronger-than-expected Chinese trade data but Brazilan stocks
dipped on profit-taking after recent gains.

China’s January exports and imports easily beat forecasts,
data showed Wednesday, easing concerns over a slowdown in the
world’s second-largest economy. China is a key purchaser of raw
materials such as iron-ore, soybeans and copper from other
developing markets.