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  • Though a more subdued run for other countries meant MSCI's main emerging market index was fractionally lower on the week, China's latest gains took its surge since March to an astounding 45 percent. In contrast, eastern Europe's bourses were on course for their biggest weekly fall since March with Russia and Poland's markets suffering struggles, the latter on...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 28 Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas, Economy Minister George Stathakis, Chief Executive of the European Financial Stability Facility and Deputy Director at the European Department at International Monetary Fund Pul Thomsen are among keynote speakers. PRAGUE- The "History of...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 26 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    LONDON- Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquin Levy visits the United Kingdom and holds a press conference- 1645 GMT. SARAJEVO- Sarajevo Business Forum 2015. WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF- 0800 GMT.

  • PRAGUE, May 12- Banks in central and eastern Europe are coming up for sale as foreign owners look to cut costs or retreat from record low interest rates, presenting chances for new entrants to gain a foothold in countries where economic growth is picking up and outpacing the sluggish euro zone. *Alior Bank-- French financier Romain Zaleski is selling the 25 percent...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 25 Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    LONDON- Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquin Levy visits the United Kingdom and holds a press conference- 1645 GMT. SARAJEVO- Sarajevo Business Forum 2015. WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF- 0800 GMT.

  • 'The Witcher 3' takes a cue from 'Game of Thrones' Monday, 11 May 2015 | 11:46 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" isn't shying away from its name. The latest edition of the video game franchise based on Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski's fantasy book series unflinchingly begins with a horse decapitation. "It's a medieval world," said Marcin Iwinski, co-founder and CEO of Warsaw, Poland- based CD Projekt RED.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 21 Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    BUCHAREST- Romania central bank Governor Mugur Isarescu presents the quarterly inflation report. LUSAKA- Bank of Zambia announces interest rate decision. ACCRA- Central bank of Ghana holds monetary policy meeting.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. BUDAPEST- Central bank of Hungary publishes April policy meeting- 1200 GMT.

  • In Poland, the region's biggest economy, the manufacturing PMI eased, for the third month running, to 54.0 from 54.8 in March, capped by a slower increase in new orders, data compiled by Markit and HSBC showed. "The data show some weakening, but they do not alter our expectations for the decision of central banks in the region or economic growth," said Piotr Kalisz, chief...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 14 Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    SANTIAGO- Central bank of Chile to release the minutes of April policy meeting- 1230 GMT. BUDAPEST- Central Bank of Hungary non-rate-setting meeting. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 11 Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:32 PM ET

    SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases its macroeconomic review- 0400 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea will release minutes from its April policy rate meeting- 0700 GMT. BUCHAREST- National bank of Romania Governor Mugur Isarescu to attend financial seminar.

  • LONDON, April 27- Stimulus hopes fuelled a 3 percent Chinese equity surge on Monday, boosting Asian currencies and pushing emerging stocks to 7-1/ 2- month highs, though Russian markets tumbled, with the rouble down 1.8 percent to the dollar. Taiwan, the third biggest component of MSCI index after China and South Korea, touched new 15- year highs.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 7 Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases its macroeconomic review- 0400 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea will release minutes from its April policy rate meeting- 0700 GMT. BUCHAREST- National bank of Romania Governor Mugur Isarescu to attend financial seminar.

  • *Gazeta Wyborcza daily reports Raytheon won $5 bln tender. WARSAW, April 21- Poland looks set to award a total of $8 billion in military contracts to Raytheon of the United States and Europe's Airbus, local media and industry sources said on Tuesday, striking a transatlantic balance as it faces rising tensions with Russia. And in what seems likely to be its biggest...

  • April 20- After the surge in the Swiss franc pushed up the cost of mortgages denominated in the currency, countries in eastern Europe, where foreign currency loans are common, implemented measures to help struggling borrowers. These include lenders cutting the price they charge clients for selling them Swiss francs to make their repayments, lowering mortgage...

  • *Loans become political issue in Poland, Croatia. WARSAW/ ZAGREB, April 20- When the Swiss franc surged at the start of the year, there were dire predictions of a wave of debt defaults by the hundreds of thousands of borrowers in eastern Europe who had taken out mortgages in the currency. The pressure is greatest in Croatia and Poland, the two countries with the biggest...

  • *Russia's rouble extends week-long rally. LONDON, April 10- Emerging equities were headed for a second consecutive weekly gain on Friday on a perception that the United States will not see higher interest rates until late in the year, bolstering the appeal of non-dollar assets. The MSCI emerging equities index was 0.4 percent higher, following strong trading in...

  • *Polish regulator in standoff with Raiffeisen. WARSAW, April 9- Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International has hit an obstacle in the shape of Andrzej Jakubiak, the Polish regulator who has already frustrated the plans of some of Europe's biggest lenders. The standoffs with the likes of Santander, the euro zone's biggest bank, also reflect self-confidence in a...

  • *Australia, China, UK viewed among likely next moves- experts. Apple Pay has taken the United States by storm since its launch in September, and the company has said it already accounts for around $2 out of every $3 spent using "contactless" payments on the three big U.S. card networks. "Every market will have different local players, different partnerships, different...

  • *U.S. Army deploys Patriot air defense battery near Warsaw. WARSAW, March 21- The U.S. Army Europe has deployed a Patriot missile defense battery near Warsaw as part of joint exercises with Poland aimed at reassuring the NATO member in light of the conflict in neighboring Ukraine. Poland, in NATO since 1999, does not have its own system to protect against ballistic...