The third-highest local-currency yields aren’t enough to lure Turks, who are putting record amounts of cash into dollar deposits on concern the lira is vulnerable in the run-up to presidential elections.
India’s strongest electoral mandate in 30 years puts Narendra Modi in a position to pass measures to bolster Asia’s third-biggest economy, spurring optimism it will lead a recovery among the biggest emerging markets.
Russia’s currency is gaining the most in seven months and the cost to protect government debt payments is tumbling as the rising price of oil lifts confidence in the economy of the world’s biggest energy exporter.
The selloff that sent Turkish local- currency debt plunging five times more than emerging-market peers last year is showing few signs of easing, amid a standoff between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the judiciary.
India’s central bank said foreign funds that have sold offshore derivatives of local stocks and bonds must get their customers’ approval to hedge currency risk on the underlying onshore investments. The rupee rebounded.
The lira extended its drop to a record low against the dollar and stocks slid after the Turkish central bank’s first unscheduled intevention in more than two years failed to stem the currency’s decline yesterday.
China will probably widen the yuan’s trading band within the next three days after central bank Deputy Governor Yi Gang signaled policy makers will loosen control over the currency, according to UBS AG.
The lira swung between gains and losses as traders assessed whether a doubling of interest rates would be enough to stem capital outflows in the face of further reductions in U.S. monetary stimulus. Stocks fell.