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Emerging Markets Get Thumbs Up After Staring Down Tough Quarter

  • Asia stocks favored most in survey, Latin America bonds second
  • Mexican peso, yuan, won seen most vulnerable to trade wars
The electronic board at the Brasil Bolsa Bacao (B3) stock exchange in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The electronic board at the Brasil Bolsa Bacao (B3) stock exchange in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Photographer: Patricia Monteiro/Bloomberg
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As the old American Timex watch advertising slogan went, they took a lickin’ and kept on tickin’.

Emerging-market stocks beat peers from developed nations in the first quarter as investors tangled with an escalation in trade tensions, a jump in bond yields and bank-funding costs, and a sell-off in technology stocks. And investors, strategists and traders remain bullish on emerging assets for the rest of 2018, a Bloomberg survey shows.