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Stocks slide on contagion fears as Evergrande plumbs decade lows

* S.African rand hits two-week low * Average yield for EM local currency bonds at April 2020 high * Polish zloty slips on central bankers' views on rates By Susan Mathew Sept 16 (Reuters) - Emerging market stocks fell 0.8% on Thursday, putting them on course for their worst week in a month on investor fears of contagion from a potential downfall of
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South Africa's rand dips to two-week low versus dollar

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 16 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand hit two-week lows early on Thursday, extending losses clocked in the previous session as a drop in July retail sales added to evidence that the economy got off to a shaky start in the third quarter. At 0607 GMT, the rand ZAR= traded at 14.4950 against the dollar, 0.6% weaker than its previous cl
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South Africa's rand falls on weak retail sales data; stocks inch up

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 15 (Reuters) - The South African rand fell on Wednesday as a drop in retail sales added to evidence that riots and tight COVID-19 restrictions dealt the economy a severe blow at the start of the third quarter. At 1550 GMT, the rand ZAR=D3 traded at 14.4525 against the dollar, roughly 0.9% weaker than its close on Tuesday, when it
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China pangs push stocks down for a third straight session

* China's factories, retailers stumble * Fitch warns of China economic effects if Evergrande defaults * S.African rand falls, JPM recommends selling * Turkey raises required reserves ratios for forex liabilities By Susan Mathew Sept 15 (Reuters) - Weak China data and Evergrande's woes cast a pall over emerging market sentiment on Wednesday, with an
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South Africa's rand extends losses as JPMorgan recommends selling

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 15 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand extended its losses against the dollar early on Wednesday, weighed down by a JPMorgan recommendation to sell the currency and subdued risk appetite. At 0614 GMT, the rand ZAR= traded at 14.3530 against the dollar, 0.24% weaker than its close on Tuesday, when it also slid. "JPMorgan's selling rec
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