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The iShares MSCI Poland Capped Investable Market Index Fund (the “Fund”) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI Poland IMI 25/50 Index (the “ Underlying Index”).
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Friday, Jul 192013, 5:32 PM
Monday, Dec 312012, 11:51 AMMore details on iShares' ETF fee hikes: Going to 0.61% from 0.59% (a 3.4% hike) are its Chile Investable Market Fund (ECH), China Small Cap Fund (ECNS), Indonesia Investable Market Fund (EIDO), Israel Capped Investable Market Fund (EIS), Philippines Investable Market Fund (EPHE) , Poland Investable Market Fund (EPOL), All Peru Capped Fund (EPU), Taiwan Fund (EWT), South Korea Fund (EWY), Brazil Fund (EWZ), Brazil Small Cap Fund (EWZS), South Africa Fund (EZA), Thailand Investable Market Fund (THD) and Turkey Investable Market Fund (TUR). |Monday, Dec 312012, 11:51 AM| 2 Comments
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Wednesday, May 92012, 10:07 AMThe National Bank of Poland hikes interest rates 25 bps, bringing its benchmark lending rate to 4.75%, signalling a sharp difference between its economy (inflation worry) vs. much of the rest of Europe (growth worry). Today's increase is 5th in a tightening cycle begun in January 2011. PLND -2.3%. |Wednesday, May 92012, 10:07 AM| Comment!
Monday, Mar 262012, 1:11 PMHopes for a European shale gas boom centered around Poland are fading amidst a number of failed wells and a lack of infrastructure, "We know the gas in place is there, but it's unclear if it can be extracted at a rate that's commercial," says an analyst. A U.S. estimate pegged a 300-year supply of gas in Poland, but the country has just cut its own estimate of reserves by 85%. |Monday, Mar 262012, 1:11 PM| Comment!
Monday, Feb 62012, 11:42 AMThe IMF tips its hat to Poland, calling it a "bright spot" in the region. The agency notes the nation was able to persevere through the crisis because of its ability to support growth through high domestic demand. It also didn't allow the boom in the housing and banking system to get out of hand like more than a few of its European brethren. |Monday, Feb 62012, 11:42 AM| Comment!
Friday, Dec 302011, 9:19 AMPoland's central bank is rumored to have intervened in the foreign exchange markets to prop up the zloty for the 2nd straight day (the bank has confirmed it intervened on Thursday). Thus far, Poland's finances have been spared much of the concern hitting the PIIGS and its eastern European neighbors such as Hungary. PLND -35% YTD. |Friday, Dec 302011, 9:19 AM| Comment!
Wednesday, Jul 132011, 3:25 PMPoland's June inflation comes in light - 4.2% vs. expectations of 4.8%, mainly due to a drop in food prices following the E. coli scare. The number could keep the central bank on the sidelines for a few months after hikes earlier this year. EPOL +3.4%, PLND +3.1%. |Wednesday, Jul 132011, 3:25 PM| 1 Comment
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Wednesday, Jun 12011, 1:17 PMPMIs throughout Eastern Europe also took a hit in May, with several at or near their lowest level in a year. These countries are dependent on a vibrant EU as destination for their exports and the sharp slowdown there doesn't bode well. Y/Y: GUR +33%, ESR +42%. |Wednesday, Jun 12011, 1:17 PM| Comment!
Wednesday, May 182011, 8:38 AM"The year of Polish capital markets" gets off with a struggle. Poland's sale of its 37% stake in Bank Gospodarki Zywnosciowej flops, as it is only able to sell 12% and at a significant discount to the price it hoped to get. Future sales on the docket include a coal miner, a power company, a refiner, and more banks. |Wednesday, May 182011, 8:38 AM| Comment!
Thursday, Dec 162010, 3:41 PM"After all this money has flooded in ... it's hard to find fundamental value," says top-ranked international fund manager David Herro, speaking about emerging market equities. Herro has reduced emerging market stocks to 4% of his portfolio following their biggest rally in 16 years. |Thursday, Dec 162010, 3:41 PM| 1 Comment
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