Russian stock traders are bracing for more losses after the benchmark index entered a bear market last week as concern mounted the country’s push to annex Ukraine’s Crimea region will lead to international sanctions.
Emerging-market stock funds took in $42 million in the week ended April 4, as net inflows into diversified developing country funds offset outflows from Brazil and Asia excluding Japan, according to EPFR Global.
Vietnam-focused stock funds became the only emerging market equity assets in Asia to lure investors every week this year as the nation’s benchmark index rose to an 11-month high, Emerging Portfolio Fund Research said.
EPFR Global, which tracks money flows, said data showed investors poured $850 million into gold funds, the most since October, before the Federal Reserve surprised markets by maintaining the pace of U.S. stimulus.
Emerging-market stock funds posted their biggest weekly redemption in five months as Greece’s political stalemate and concern China’s economy may slow more than forecast weighed on investors, according to EPFR Global.
Investors pulled the most money this year from emerging-market stock funds in the week ended April 11, amid renewed fears Europe’s sovereign debt crisis may curb growth and as slowing job gains boosted worries of a U.S. slowdown, according to EPFR Global.
Emerging-market stock funds posted their third consecutive week of outflows as investors withdrew a net $377.6 million in the week ended April 25 on concern the European debt crisis may worsen, according to EPFR Global.