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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.

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