Europe's emerging markets gain in credibility as EU expands eastwards

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Opportunities for emerging markets investors have traditionally been perceived as greater in Asia and Latin America than in the relative economic minnows of Eastern Europe.

However, the opening up of European emerging markets with May's EU enlargement ensured the sector has been watched by investors and fund managers more than at any time since the Russian crisis.

Performance in the region has been good. Hungarian equity is up 63% year to date (YTD), the Czech Republic's 48% and Poland's 30%.

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