Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Saudi Arabia’s Emerging-Market Pursuit
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Saudi Arabia’s Emerging-Market Pursuit

Saudi Arabia’s potential upgrade to emerging-market status could cause new investors to take notice. Bassel Khatoun explores the implications for equity markets both in the Kingdom and the wider region.

Emerging Markets Fourth-Quarter Recap and Outlook: 2017 Ends with a Bang
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Emerging Markets Fourth-Quarter Recap and Outlook: 2017 Ends with a Bang

Emerging markets did well in 2017, and we expect the asset class to remain on an upward trend in 2018 against a favorable backdrop of robust economic growth, increased asset inflows, solid foreign reserves, strong current accounts and stable local currencies.” - Stephen Dover, Templeton Emerging Markets Group

Emerging Market 2018 Outlook
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Emerging Market 2018 Outlook

"We are very excited about frontier markets around the world, not only in Africa but also in Asia and Latin America. We view these markets as offering the opportunities of tomorrow, ideally for longer-term investors with a time horizon of over five years.” - Chetan Sehgal and Carlos Hardenberg, Templeton Emerging Markets Group

Eastern Europe and the Polish Surprise
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Eastern Europe and the Polish Surprise

"Emerging Europe is a quite broad and diversified region. We think there are a variety of excellent investment opportunities there, but only if companies and country exposures are carefully selected. This has been quite evident this year when you look at the performance of equity markets across the region.” - Greg Konieczny, Templeton Emerging Markets Group

Structural Growth Drivers Behind Emerging-Market Economies
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Structural Growth Drivers Behind Emerging-Market Economies

“Emerging markets are no longer one-dimensional. We are seeing the cultivation of a new generation of innovative companies located in emerging markets—diversifying emerging-market economies and the opportunities for investors.” - Carlos Hardenberg, executive vice president and managing director, Templeton Emerging Markets Group

China’s Congress Convenes
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China’s Congress Convenes

“As one of the world’s most populous countries, China’s people and government have been striving to attain higher economic achievements. This drive has given rise to many new companies with new business models not seen in any other markets before. China is a frontier market in this sense.” - Eddie Chow, Templeton Emerging Markets Group

Emerging Markets in the Digital Age
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Emerging Markets in the Digital Age

My colleagues and I have been actively speaking about the evolution taking place in many emerging markets over the past few decades. We’ve seen dramatic shifts occurring, with the often one-dimensional economic models of the past giving way to new and diverse growth drivers. This evolution includes the rapid embrace of new technologies and the rapid digitalization of economies. Carlos Hardenberg, senior vice president and managing director at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, further addresses the topic.

Mid-Year Outlook: The Resurgence of Emerging Markets
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Mid-Year Outlook: The Resurgence of Emerging Markets

“The factors many investors have historically found attractive about the [emerging market] asset class have come back into play, including stronger earnings growth and robust consumer trends. While areas of risk remain, our view is we are still in the early innings of the emerging-market earnings growth upturn.” - Mark Mobius, Stephen Dover, Carlos Hardenberg and Chetan Sehgal

An Active Look at Small-Cap Investing
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An Active Look at Small-Cap Investing

At Templeton Emerging Markets Group, we believe emerging market (EM) small-capitalization (small-cap) stocks represent an attractive proposition in the current investment climate. However, there are some common misconceptions regarding the asset class that conceal key strengths we believe an active manager could capitalize on.

Busting the Frontier-Market Myths
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Busting the Frontier-Market Myths

"There are a number of urban myths about frontier markets. We think these myths may have caused investors to overlook them in favour of developed or traditional emerging-market alternatives."

Argentina’s Return
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Argentina’s Return

On a recent visit to Argentina, I was interested to see how things had changed under the leadership of a new administration—and many rapid subsequent policy changes. Work still remains to be done to address challenges, and the path forward may be a little bumpy at times, but the progress we have seen has been encouraging so far.

Why Things Aren’t What They Used to Be in Emerging Markets
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Why Things Aren’t What They Used to Be in Emerging Markets

After more than three years of languishing at depressed levels, earnings in emerging-market companies are showing signs of recovery, and that is reflected in the attitudes of companies and their management as well as in their financial data.