Most Emerging Stocks Advance as Energy Rallies Before Italian Budget Vote

Most emerging-market stocks advanced, led by energy companies, as oil prices increased and investors awaited an Italian vote that will test Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s majority.

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index increased 0.2 percent to 992.11 at 8:10 a.m. in New York, with 364 stocks gaining and 341 falling.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Patterson at mpatterson10@bloomberg.net

Bloomberg reserves the right to edit or remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.