Wednesday 23rd April 2014
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The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has become the first licensed market-maker in the United Arab Emirates after winning approval from the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) - BlackRock has been awarded its first Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) licence by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) - An index joint venture between FTSE Group and Canada’s TMX Group has acquired the indices business of MTS, a European electronic fixed income trading business owned by the London Stock Exchange - The European leveraged finance market is set to undergo a shift this year, as private equity sponsors veer back towards loans to finance leveraged buyouts, says S&P Capital IQ - Turkish corporates are the most exposed among EMEA emerging markets to a scenario of slowing growth, rising interest rates and a persistently weak local currency, according to Fitch Ratings - London-based Global Markets Exchange Group (GMEX) is in talks to acquire an equity stake in ALTX Africa Group, a new exchange operator focusing on East Africa - Alternative asset managers with expertise in high-yield fixed income and distressed assets are upping their investments in the peer-to-peer loan market, according to a new report from Cerulli Associates.
South America

Business activity across emerging markets fell for a fourth month running in March, with output slowing in three of the four largest emerging economies, a survey said on Friday.

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Euroclear has joined forces with Latin Clear, the central securities depository of Panama, in a move which aims to open up the country’s capital markets to investors around the globe. 

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A rotation out of emerging markets?

Specialist asset managers say this is a great time to buy selected corporate stocks in emerging markets; particularly those linked to firms that serve and service the burgeoning middle class income segment. It is a message however that has largely escaped investors at large who remain jittery about the near term prospects for emerging markets and have continued to pull out money from the segment for almost four straight months. How wounded is the segment and what is needed to shift money back into the emerging market story?

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Statistics from the Futures Industry Association (FIA) show there was a 2.1% rise in futures and options traded worldwide last year. 

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Federated Investors has signed marketing deal with Argentina-based RJ Delta in a move which expands the US firm’s distribution capabilities in Chile.

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The global exchange sector rounded off 2013 on an even keel as the FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index experienced a marginal increase in December 2013, but the sector finished a busy year with the index experiencing a 31.9% high.

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Nomura Asset Management has bolstered its emerging markets equity team with the appointment of Nick Payne as a Latin American portfolio manager, as the firm looks to strengthen its coverage across the region.

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Systemic market and political risk, followed by the uncertainty of new financial regulation, are the top issues named by companies as impacting global market confidence, according to the latest annual investor relations survey from BNY Mellon.

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