BRIEF-Ashmore says assets rise to $68 bln

LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Ashmore Group PLC :

* The quarter saw assets under management increase 6.8% to US$68.0 billion.

* Drivers of this increase were positive investment performance of US$3.7

billion and net inflows of US$0.6 billion.

* Principal net inflows were within the blended debt and local currency themes

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