Emerging Market Stock Indexes and Exchange Rate Changes in Q1

Advansa International follows exchange rates and stock market indexes for several emerging and frontier markets. Exchange rates and stock indexes are recorded on the last trading day of the week. The tables below show changes from the last trading day of the last full week of the quarter for several key markets in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

 

 STOCK MARKET INDEX TRACKER 1ST QUARTER 2012

AFRICA

COUNTRY

YTD MARCH PCT CHANGE

GHANA-Local Currency

9.43%

GHANA-US$

1.67%

KENYA-Local Currency

6.10%

KENYA-US$

8.57%

NIGERIA-Local Currency

1.02%

NIGERIA-US$

3.94%

SOUTH AFRICA-Local Currency

5.46%

SOUTH AFRICA-US$

10.66%

WEST AFR. BOURSE-Local Currency

12.46%

WEST AFR. BOURSE-US$

10.04%

MSCI AFRICA-Local Currency

5.18%

MSCI AFRICA-US$

10.57%

MSCI EMERGING MARKETS-Local Currency

-30.2%

MSCI EMERGING MARKETS-US$

13.65%

Sources:  Stock exchangewebsites, Financial Times, Advansa International data

1ST QUARTER 2012 EXCHANGE RATE TRACKER

AFRICA

COUNTRY

1ST QTR PCT CHG

YTD SEPT PCT CHANGE

CFA AREA*

-7.26%

-0.67%

GHANA

-5.47%

-15.41%

KENYA

-12.27%

-13.76%

NIGERIA

0.17%

0.24%

SOUTH AFRICA

-3.40%

-15.97%

TANZANIA

0.60%

-3.74%

UGANDA

-2.93%

1.68%

Sources:  Financial Times, Advansa International data

*Includes Benin , Burkina Faso , Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Cote D’ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea Bissau. Mali, Niger, , Senegal , and Togo.

 STOCK MARKET INDEX TRACKER 1ST QUARTER 2012

LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN

COUNTRY

YTD MARCH PCT CHANGE

ARGENTINA MERVAL-Local Currency

6.33%

ARGENTINA MERVAL-US$

4.62%

BRAZIL BOVESPA-Local Currency

13.67%

BRAZIL BOVESPA-US$

15.91%

COLUMBIA IGBC-Local Currency

18.73%

COLUMBIA IGBC-US$

26.65%

JAMAICA MAIN INDEX-Local Currency

-4.12%

JAMAICA MAIN INDEX-US$

-4.93%

MEXICO-Local Currency

6.59%

MEXICO-US$

15.53%

MSCI LATIN AMERICA-Local Currency

8.22%

MSCI LATIN AMERICA-US$

14.03%

MSCI EMERGING MARKETS-Local Currency

9.92%

MSCI EMERGING MARKETS-US$

13.65%

Sources:  Stock exchangewebsites, Financial Times, Advansa International data

1ST QUARTER 2012 EXCHANGE RATE CHANGE

LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN

COUNTRY

1ST QTR PCT CHG

YTD SEPT PCT CHANGE

CFA AREA*

-7.26%

-0.67%

GHANA

-5.47%

-15.41%

KENYA

-12.27%

-13.76%

NIGERIA

0.17%

0.24%

SOUTH AFRICA

-3.40%

-15.97%

TANZANIA

0.60%

-3.74%

UGANDA

-2.93%

1.68%

Sources:  Financial Times, Advansa International data
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