Emerging-Market Currencies Fall; Lira in Worst Rout Since 2008 – Bloomberg

  • Mexico’s peso drops to record low, erasing a brief advance
  • Stocks in developing nations climb to two-month high

Lira Replaces Rand as World’s Most Volatile Currency

Emerging-market currencies dropped as the lira headed for its biggest five-day loss since the global financial crisis after a support pledge by Turkey’s central bank failed to convince traders.

  • The MSCI Emerging Markets Currency Index fell 0.3 percent at 12:37 p.m. in New York.
  • Turkey’s lira weakened 2.8 percent to new record lows.
  • Mexico’s peso slid 0.4 percent to all-time lows; currency briefly erased losses during U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s speech, but resumed declines right after.
  • The MSCI Emerging Markets Index added 0.2 percent, set for a second day of gains.