Shares in emerging markets advanced for the third day after an index of Chinese factory output soared more than forecast and Turkish stocks climbed to a 14-month peak as the country’s central bank governor suggested additional interest-rate cuts.
Istanbul stocks increased 1.2%, although the lira tumbled 0.1% after ErdemBasci said the currency’s value was reasonable. The EGX 30 soared the most since June 5, buoyed by Commercial International Bank Egypt SAE, which advanced after announcing an increase in its three-month profit. Ping An Insurance Co. was the best performer among Chinese stocks listed in Hong Kong, pushing the stocks to a seven-month peak, Bloomberg reported.
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index soared 0.2% to 1,079.81 as of 11:17 am in New York. The preliminary Purchasing Managers’ Index in China jumped to an 18-month high in July, boosting the government’s prospects of attaining its growth target. Analysts in the financial sector including Citigroup Inc. adjusted upwards their projections for China’s growth, after the country announced last week that its gross domestic product for the second quarter added 7.5%.
Stocks of emerging markets are up 7.7% this year, with trading standing at 11.2 times estimated 12-month earnings, according to compilations by Bloomberg. The MSCI World Index has gained 5.7% and its valuation stands at a multiple of 15.1.
Ibovespa added 0.3% in Sao Paulo, Vale SA the biggest iron-ore producer in the world was the best performer, surging 1.6%.
Egypt’s EGX 30 rose 2.1%. Commercial International Bank Egypt soaredto the highest point since 1997.
“The recent improvement in Chinese economic data has provoked the beginning of a rotation back into emerging markets (EMs). Last week was the sixth consecutive week of inflows into EMs, which suggests sentiment toward the asset class is starting to turn,” Russ Koesterich of BlackRock is quoted by MarketWatch as having wrote.
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