Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

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Asia

Implications of Malaysia’s Election Surprise

Malaysia’s general election resulted in a stunning upset, ending the rule of the party that had been in power more than 60 years, since the country gained independence. Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Gerald Sheah discusses the implications of the opposition-party victory there, a momentous event in Malaysia’s history.

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History

Looking Back 20 Years: Lessons of the Asian Financial Crisis

It is our job to differentiate the individual investment opportunities we see on a case-by-case basis, and use times of inevitable panic to pick up bargains where we see sound footing and good prospects.

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Perspective

An Ocean Voyage in Southeast Asia

Air travel is a quick and convenient way to get from one place to the next, but sometimes it’s nice to slow down and enjoy the journey. Traveling ...

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Perspective

Vietnam’s Transformation

In just a few decades, Vietnam has undergone a dramatic transformation, from an agrarian society to one that has embraced the modern era. Its youthful population and growing middle class have helped drive solid growth—and opportunities for many global investors.

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Perspective

Risks, Opportunities and Adventures in Borneo

Borneo is the world’s third-largest island and its equatorial rainforest is home to many species of plants and animals, which attracts tourists from around the world. Borneo also boasts significant power resources, including hydroelectric power, coal and natural gas deposits; liquefied natural gas is a key export.

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Perspective

Thai People Mourn Loss of Their King

There are concerns that political differences could again re-emerge in Thailand that have in the past been destabilizing. However, in our view, the backdrop to a royal succession has improved drastically in recent years.

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Singapore – Gateway to Southeast Asia

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Addressing Investor Concerns after Heightened Volatility

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Spotlight on Southeast Asia

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Comments on Thailand