Rough quarter for EM currencies, stocks even as China steadies



* Chinese stocks buck global gloom

* EM stocks, FX suffer sharp quarterly losses

* Commodity-linked assets buoyed in quarter

By Sruthi Shankar and Devik Jain

June 30 (Reuters) - Emerging market currencies and stocks on Thursday were set for their worst quarterly performances since the pandemic-driven crash in early 2020 as investors feared about sky-high inflation and a potential recession caused by tighter monetary policies.

A stronger dollar has spurred capital flows out of risky emerging market assets this quarter, piling pressure on the economies struggling from the impact of soaring inflation, the Ukraine conflict and supply chain snarls.

The MSCI's EM currencies index .MIEM00000CUS dipped as the dollar firmed, on pace for its worst quarter since March 2020 with a 4.4% decline.

"With inflation high in the U.S. and EU, and still higher in the EM space, I expect EM currencies to depreciate at least in nominal terms," said Per Hammarlund, chief EM strategist at SEB.

"It would have to be a carry story in that case ... Brazil, Mexico, Chile to some extent could be interesting but I don't see any big EM currency really strengthening."

Currencies of countries that import commodities such as the Turkish lira TRYTOM=D3 and Indian rupee INR=IN have suffered during the quarter, while those of exporters including the Brazilian real BRBY= and South African rand ZAR=D3 have remained resilient as oil and metal prices soared.

The lira slipped on Thursday as data showed Turkey's foreign trade deficit surged 155.2% year-on-year to $10.61 billion in May, with a 43.5% rise in imports.

Hungary's forint EURHUF= weakened against the euro as a rally from record lows this week after the central bank's big rate hike proved short-lived. Forint has been central and eastern Europe's worst-performing currency this year on concerns about high budget deficit and soaring energy costs among others.

The benchmark Budapest SE stocks index .BUX has shed almost 11% so far in the quarter, among the worst-performing bourses.

The MSCI's index of emerging market equities .MSCIEF slid 1%, on course to mark quarterly losses of about 12%.

Chinese equities stood out, with Shanghai's benchmark index .SSEC closing up 1.1% after data showed factory and service sectors snapped three months of activity decline in June as authorities lifted a strict COVID lockdown in Shanghai, reviving output and consumer spending.

The index has climbed almost 19% since hitting a trough in April, although the economic outlook for the world's second-largest economy remains subdued amid worries of a global economic slowdown.

Ratings agency S&P slashed its growth forecast for the second time in two months on Wednesday.

"The rebound in Chinese stock prices is probably a mean-reversion to pre-lockdown levels, rather than a sustainable rally," analysts at BCA Research wrote in a note. "This cautious view on Chinese equities is also corroborated by falling raw industrial prices, which reflect weak Chinese growth."

Meanwhile, sovereign dollar bonds issued by Sri Lanka slipped after the International Monetary Fund said the country was on track for a programme though discussions would continue.

The statement boosted hopes that the crisis-hit country can put its public finances in order and reassure creditors.

For GRAPHIC on emerging market FX performance in 2022, see Link For GRAPHIC on MSCI emerging index performance in 2022, see Link

For TOP NEWS across emerging markets

For CENTRAL EUROPE market report, see

For TURKISH market report, see

For RUSSIAN market report, see



Emerging market currencies versus the U.S. dollar Link
Emerging market stocks performance in USD Link



Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sherry
Jacob-Phillips

Isenção de Responsabilidade: As entidades do XM Group proporcionam serviço de apenas-execução e acesso à nossa plataforma online de negociação, permitindo a visualização e/ou uso do conteúdo disponível no website ou através deste, o que não se destina a alterar ou a expandir o supracitado. Tal acesso e uso estão sempre sujeitos a: (i) Termos e Condições; (ii) Avisos de Risco; e (iii) Termos de Responsabilidade. Este, é desta forma, fornecido como informação generalizada. Particularmente, por favor esteja ciente que os conteúdos da nossa plataforma online de negociação não constituem solicitação ou oferta para iniciar qualquer transação nos mercados financeiros. Negociar em qualquer mercado financeiro envolve um nível de risco significativo de perda do capital.

Todo o material publicado na nossa plataforma de negociação online tem apenas objetivos educacionais/informativos e não contém — e não deve ser considerado conter — conselhos e recomendações financeiras, de negociação ou fiscalidade de investimentos, registo de preços de negociação, oferta e solicitação de transação em qualquer instrumento financeiro ou promoção financeira não solicitada direcionadas a si.

Qual conteúdo obtido por uma terceira parte, assim como o conteúdo preparado pela XM, tais como, opiniões, pesquisa, análises, preços, outra informação ou links para websites de terceiras partes contidos neste website são prestados "no estado em que se encontram", como um comentário de mercado generalizado e não constitui conselho de investimento. Na medida em que qualquer conteúdo é construído como pesquisa de investimento, deve considerar e aceitar que este não tem como objetivo e nem foi preparado de acordo com os requisitos legais concebidos para promover a independência da pesquisa de investimento, desta forma, deve ser considerado material de marketing sob as leis e regulações relevantes. Por favor, certifique-se que leu e compreendeu a nossa Notificação sobre Pesquisa de Investimento não-independente e o Aviso de Risco, relativos à informação supracitada, os quais podem ser acedidos aqui.

Usamos cookies para lhe dar a melhor experiência no nosso website. Ler mais ou alterar as configurações de cookies.

Aviso de risco: O seu capital está em risco. Os produtos alavancados podem não ser adequados para todos. Recomendamos que consulte a nossa Divulgação de Riscos.