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  • With some major elections over, notably in India and South Africa, uncertainty in the emerging markets is beginning to wane.
  • Elections in the so-called Fragile Five countries – Brazil, India, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa – were among the greatest uncertainties heading into 2014, reports Carolyn Cohn for Reuters.
  • “So far, elections have not delivered what was feared – political uncertainty,” Jorge de Mariscal, chief investment officer for emerging markets at UBS Wealth Management, said in the Reuters article. So far, elections have resulted in better outcomes for (financial) markets.”
  • Emerging market equities have strengthened for the fourth straight week, supported by a rebound in Russian stocks and a surge in India markets after the elections.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.