Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose government has faced near-daily leaks of purported phone conversations on the Internet, said the country may block access to websites including Facebook and YouTube to halt the postings.
Emerging-market stocks headed for the longest stretch of weekly gains in more than a year, as technology companies rallied and Indian equities surged to a record. Indonesia’s rupiah strengthened to a four-month high.
Sales of structured notes linked to the credit of Russian companies climbed to the highest in three years last month, as investors bet the country’s economy could weather emerging-market turmoil and the crisis in the Ukraine.
Genel Energy Plc, the biggest oil and gas operator in Kurdistan, said its output this year will be higher than currently estimated if the Kurds and Iraq’s central government agree on oil exports to Turkey.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose government has been ensnared by a series of anonymously leaked audio tapes of purported corruption, said his administration may face a new threat from covertly recorded video recordings.
Emerging-market stocks rose a second day as the European Union promised emergency aid to Ukraine while U.S. and Russian diplomats held talks. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index held near a record while oil declined.