*Inflation slows, gives central bank more policy room. PRETORIA, June 19- Higher global demand for its exports unexpectedly shrank South Africa's current account deficit in the first quarter of the year, a trend that could continue if the sharply depreciated rand remains weak.» Read More
Analysts have handpicked one Latin American currency that could receive a boost on Wednesday's Fed announcement.
Sven Richter, head of Africa and Frontier markets at Renaissance Asset Managers, tells CNBC that frontier markets are in the early stage of a long-term secular growth period.
Investor confidence in emerging markets continues to plummet, with a fund managers' survey by BofA Merrill Lynch showing that equity investment in the group has fallen to its lowest level since 2008.
Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer at Merk Investments is calling the euro the rock star of the year. He expects the Fed to be dovish, which would result in risk-on trade going into Europe rather than emerging markets.
RIO DE JANEIRO, June 18- When more than 200,000 protesters took to the streets across Brazil on Monday night, they demanded a dizzying array of improvements- from halting the fast rise of prices to cleaning up government corruption. Until recently, Brazil was one of the world's most envied economies. But vast economic differences still divide Brazil.
Violence has broken out all over Brazil in recent weeks over rising public transport costs and the expense of staging the 2014 World Cup. Blaise Antin, TCW Group, offers insight.
Discussing the mass protests in Brazil and Indonesia and the silent vigils held in Turkey after protesters clashed with police, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and Niall Ferguson, Harvard economist.
As widespread demonstrations hit Brazil and the emerging market sell-off continues, analysts are divided on whether the dip in Brazilian stocks has created a buying opportunity.
LONDON, June 18- Wild exchange rate swings in the yen are giving investors an added incentive to sell holdings of the emerging debt that not so long ago was billed as one of the prime beneficiaries of Japan's money-printing drive.
LONDON, June 18- Emerging markets are suffering a sharp pullback by investors fearful of a shock from China just as confidence in the world economy, and the euro zone in particular, rises, according to a survey of fund managers.
JAKARTA, June 18- Indonesia's planned hike in fuel prices will drive 2013 inflation to a five-year high and pressure the central bank to raise interest rates again even as the increased cost of living weighs on consumers in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
Emerging markets may have taken a vicious battering on fears the Federal Reserve may soon remove the easy money punch bowl, but a turnaround in sentiment this week could be as equally dramatic.
As markets await the Fed's scaling back on QE, Hans Timmer, Director of the Development Prospects Group at the World Bank, says the biggest dangers facing developing countries are within their own economies.
John Horner, FX Strategist at Deutsche Bank says "Abenomics" will continue to help the yen weaken.
Edward Dempsey, Founder and CIO at Pension Partners thinks EM equities will witness a sharp reversal of losses if markets receive a favorable Fed outcome.
The bull and the bear case on U.S. Steel, with the FM traders; and investors continue to pull money out of emerging market bond and equity funds, with Jeff Shen, BlackRock.
*Parliament agrees to budget revisions. JAKARTA, June 17- Indonesia's parliament paved the way on Monday for a jump in gasoline and diesel prices after months of delay that have undermined confidence in the government and the ability of Southeast Asia's biggest economy to continue growing rapidly.
CHENNAI, India, June 17- Ford Motor Co began shipping its locally-made EcoSport compact SUV on Monday, hoping to share in growing demand in India for mini-sport utility vehicles, which are popular due to heavy traffic, scarce parking and bumpy roads.
CNBC's Ross Westgate tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S.
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