Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets Experience a Volatile First Quarter
Perspective

Emerging Markets Experience a Volatile First Quarter

Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Manraj Sekhon and Chetan Sehgal present the team’s first quarter emerging-market recap, including a look at potential impacts from the recent US-China trade skirmish.

Scoping out South Korea’s Investment Landscape
Perspective

Scoping out South Korea’s Investment Landscape

"Technology was a big theme running through many businesses in South Korea. We saw the use of new technologies having an impact in many ways, from robotics on factory floors to the use of 3D scanners and printers in dental offices.” - Mark Mobius

Business and Politics in South Korea
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Business and Politics in South Korea

“Some commentators say that it is very difficult for South Korea to break the tie between politics and business, but we have seen corporate governance undergoing substantial change as a result of recent scandals." - Mark Mobius

Tensions Rise on the Korean Peninsula
Perspective

Tensions Rise on the Korean Peninsula

"The world is watching the Korean peninsula. The situation between North and South Korea has been tense for a long time, but it has been escalating amid increasingly bold rhetoric and threats from the leaders of North Korea and the United States." - Mark Mobius

South Korea Votes for Change
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South Korea Votes for Change

Voters across the globe seem to be clamoring for change, and South Korea’s presidential election may be viewed as another example. Moon Jae-in, considered a left-leaning liberal, won the presidential election in South Korea. The victory is significant because of his political stance on a number of issues as well as his background.

South Korea’s Presidential Impeachment
Perspective

South Korea’s Presidential Impeachment

President Park’s impeachment has important potential implications for the South Korean economy and market. Although the country has very strong Confucian traditions that have made it difficult to confront people of higher status, there has been movement toward reform and change in the society as a whole, and not only in government.

Emerging Markets Q4 2016 Recap: A Wobbly Quarter, but Reasons for Optimism
Perspective

Emerging Markets Q4 2016 Recap: A Wobbly Quarter, but Reasons for Optimism

We think emerging markets remain at the forefront of the world’s most vibrant and fastest-growing economies, with overall GDP growth rates that have been comfortably in excess of the developed world for many years, despite much publicized slowdowns in certain countries.

Emerging Markets Q3 Recap: Sentiment Remains Strong
Perspective

Emerging Markets Q3 Recap: Sentiment Remains Strong

Companies in the consumer-related sectors and information technology are particularly attractive to us in the current environment, especially as technology is becoming more integral and competitive in emerging markets.

Emerging Markets Q2 2016 Recap: Brexit Could Offer Silver Lining for Some
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Emerging Markets Q2 2016 Recap: Brexit Could Offer Silver Lining for Some

Generally speaking, the Brexit event actually brightens our view of emerging markets and the investment potential we see for the long term.

Update on Korean Peninsula

Update on Korean Peninsula

Update on Korea

Update on Korea

Finding a Niche in South Korea

Finding a Niche in South Korea