Allure of EM currencies grows for investors

Market participants look at strategic plays beyond G10 amid concerns about global growth

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In focus: recent moves in China and the US are good news for emerging markets

The prospect of a synchronised slowdown in the growth rate of major economies is prompting some investors to trim their exposure to the dollar in favour of emerging market (EM) currencies, which are often seen as riskier.

From Latin America to West Africa, seasoned foreign exchange market participants are scouring the globe, looking to take advantage of currencies forecast to produce higher returns. 

Mayra Rodriguez Valladares, managing principal at financial consultancy MRV Associates, is one

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