Convertibility Features In Telerate Emerging Markets FX Conference

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Economists scheduled to speak at this week's Telerate-sponsored foreign exchange conference in London say they expect breakthroughs soon in the convertibility of currencies in the emerging states of Eastern European and Asian economies--at least on a limited basis. The conference will focus on trading in new markets in Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Jonathan Hoffmann, chief economist for Credit Suisse First Boston, who replaces Morgan Stanley's David Roche as opening speaker at the c