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Emerging-Market VIX Surges Most in Two Years on Selloff

Equity volatility from India to Brazil and Turkey jumped the most in two years as turmoil spread across global markets amid a selloff in developing-country currencies and growing concern over China’s economy.

The Chicago Board Options Exchange Emerging Markets ETF Volatility Index rose 40 percent to 28.26 last week, the biggest increase since September 2011, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Bearish bets outnumber bullish ones on the underlying exchange-traded fund by the most since July with about 60 percent more puts than calls. The volatility gauge added 4.1 percent to 29.43 today as developing-nation stocks extended declines.