Emerging Markets see record-high portfolio outflows

Institute of International Finance estimate EM securities suffered around $83.3B in outflows in March

Tuba Şahin   | 01.04.2020
Emerging Markets see record-high portfolio outflows


Emerging Markets (EM) saw record-high portfolio outflows in March, pointing to a sudden stop due to uncertainties over coronavirus, and large oil price and financial shocks, according to a global trade group of financial institutions on Wednesday. 

The U.S.-based Institute of International Finance's (IIF) data estimated that the EM securities suffered around $83.3 billion in outflows during March.

The EM debt outflows stood at $31 billion in the month, posting the second-largest monthly outflow on record (the first largest was in Oct. 2008).

The trade group noted that outflows from emerging equity funds hit $52.4 billion last month.

Meanwhile, net flows virtually stopped across emerging markets, with a reading of only $0.2 billion in February.

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