Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

In the Face of an Uneven Economic Recovery

First-quarter economic data suggest the longer-term global outlook and recovery will be anything but linear, argue Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions Head of Research Gene Podkaminer, and World Bank Group Lead Economist for Malaysia Richard Record. In the midst of vaccination programmes and continued fiscal stimulus, they got together to discuss how they are navigating a mid-pandemic economy.

Bridging the ESG Gap in China
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Bridging the ESG Gap in China

Is China’s ambition to become carbon neutral by 2060 viable? A look at what these ambitions say about the country’s wider ESG goals.

A Volatile First Quarter Delivers Gains
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A Volatile First Quarter Delivers Gains

Emerging markets saw a positive first quarter overall, although pandemic challenges remain an overhang. Read the latest recap and outlook from our emerging markets equity team.

Emerging Markets: the Post-Pandemic Promise
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Emerging Markets: the Post-Pandemic Promise

Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity CIO Manraj Sekhon highlights why the team’s conviction in emerging markets hasn’t wavered.

Investing Beyond the Storm: A View from the MENA Region
MENA Region

Investing Beyond the Storm: A View from the MENA Region

The economic fallout from COVID-19 hit oil-exporting countries hard. Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income’s Dino Kronfol and Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Salah Shamma are nonetheless optimistic about the prospects for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. They say a recovery could gather pace for the rest of 2021 on the back of sweeping structural reforms.

Earnings Matter in Emerging Markets
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Earnings Matter in Emerging Markets

Emerging market resilience shouldn’t come as a surprise, says Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets’ Andrew Ness. He reminds investors why fundamentals look as attractive as ever.

Reflation Concerns Dampened Investor Optimism in February
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Reflation Concerns Dampened Investor Optimism in February

The month of February saw some challenges for emerging markets overall, but our Emerging Markets Equity team still sees reasons for optimism—including the strength of China’s recovery from COVID-19 and a number of potential structural opportunities in the wake of the pandemic.

PODCAST: Comparing the Recovery in US and Emerging Markets
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PODCAST: Comparing the Recovery in US and Emerging Markets

Franklin Equity Group's Grant Bowers and Templeton Emerging Markets Equity's Chetan Sehgal join our Alistair MacDonald for a conversation about the rate of economic recovery in the United States versus emerging market countries and the implications for equity investors.

Asian Equities Drove Emerging Markets Higher in January
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Asian Equities Drove Emerging Markets Higher in January

Emerging market equities started off the year strong, with positive performances overall in January. Our Emerging Market Equity team provides an overview of what drove market moves, and why it has an eye on frontier markets in particular when looking longer term.

Chinese New Year: How Investors Might Navigate Markets in the Year of the Ox
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Chinese New Year: How Investors Might Navigate Markets in the Year of the Ox

Ahead of the new lunar year, our Stephen Tong, Desmond Soon and Michael Lai weigh in on how investors might navigate Asian markets with the characteristics of the Chinese zodiac’s ox in mind, traditionally associated with patience, diligence and persistence.

Emerging Markets: A Strong Year, a Stronger Outlook
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Emerging Markets: A Strong Year, a Stronger Outlook

Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity's Manraj Sekhon highlights structural advantages in emerging markets in his 2021 outlook.

Taiwan’s Institutional Resilience
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Taiwan’s Institutional Resilience

What’s been the driving force behind Taiwan’s steady ascent up the value chain in manufacturing? Insights from Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity's Alistair MacDonald and Chetan Sehgal.