Updated Thursday, August 21, 2014 as of 6:10 AM ET
Emerging Stocks Head for Biggest Weekly Advance in 4 Months
Emerging-market stocks headed for the biggest weekly jump since March on speculation China will take steps to support the economy and as Russia pledged to de- escalate the conflict in Ukraine. Malaysia’s ringgit rose.
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