Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

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.

Expectations of Economic Normalization in 2021 Drove Confidence in Emerging Markets in the Final Quarter of 2020
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Expectations of Economic Normalization in 2021 Drove Confidence in Emerging Markets in the Final Quarter of 2020

Emerging markets managed to navigate a challenging 2020 amid the COVID-10 pandemic—in some cases better than developed markets. Our Emerging Markets Equity team outlines what drove optimism in the fourth quarter of 2020, and why it has an eye on East Asia in particular as economies continue to recover in the year ahead.

Emerging Market Debt: A Wider Range of Opportunities, and Challenges, in 2021
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Emerging Market Debt: A Wider Range of Opportunities, and Challenges, in 2021

Local knowledge will be crucial to navigating emerging market debt in 2021, says Franklin Templeton Fixed Income’s Nik Hardingham. Read his outlook.

COVID-19 Vaccine Advancement Drives Emerging Market Optimism in November
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COVID-19 Vaccine Advancement Drives Emerging Market Optimism in November

The year looks like it’s ending on an optimistic note as emerging markets are holding strong overall, according to our Emerging Markets Equity team. The team outlines reasons 2021 could bring brighter days, and offers highlights of news and events driving emerging markets during the month of November.

US 2020 Election Investment Pulse: Resilience and Vulnerability in Emerging Markets
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US 2020 Election Investment Pulse: Resilience and Vulnerability in Emerging Markets

The US elections have implications for emerging markets in the area of global trade relations in particular, but for investors, it’s important to look at countries and companies individually within the asset class, according to Portfolio Manager Andrew Ness. He joins our Head of Equities Stephen Dover to discuss how emerging markets are navigating today’s challenges—including the COVID-19 pandemic—and note they are home to some of the most innovative and resilient companies in the world.

Optimism in Asia Drives Emerging Market Outperformance in October
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Optimism in Asia Drives Emerging Market Outperformance in October

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, emerging markets have shown a continued appetite for structural reforms that could lay the foundation for lasting economic recoveries, according to our Emerging Markets Equity team. Here are some highlights of news and events driving emerging markets during the month of October, and where the team sees opportunities today.

Investors Turn Cautious in September after a Strong Start to the Quarter
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Investors Turn Cautious in September after a Strong Start to the Quarter

Emerging markets have had different approaches to coping with COVID-19 and are at different stages of recovery. Our emerging markets equity team examines trends, news and data shaping emerging markets in the third quarter, and shares its latest outlook.

Local Investors Discover Brazilian Stocks
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Local Investors Discover Brazilian Stocks

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for Brazil, but heavy government spending and monetary policy easing have helped bring some stability to the economy. Claus Born, senior vice president and institutional product specialist, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, shares some thoughts as to why local investors have been supporting its market in recent days, too.

Growing Optimism on a COVID-19 Vaccine Boosts Investor Confidence in August
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Growing Optimism on a COVID-19 Vaccine Boosts Investor Confidence in August

Emerging markets overall felt a dose of optimism in August amid hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine, continued easy monetary policy globally and improving economic data pointing toward recovery. Our emerging markets equity team breaks down the key trends, news and events it has an eye on, and shares its latest market outlook.

Emerging Markets Outpace Developed Markets in July
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Emerging Markets Outpace Developed Markets in July

Some emerging markets have been coping with the COVID-19 crisis better than others, and their economies are in different stages of recovery. Our emerging markets equity team highlights a few—and offers thoughts on why the pandemic has accelerated some existing fundamental and technological trends.

Emerging Markets Rally as Economies Reopen in the Second Quarter
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Emerging Markets Rally as Economies Reopen in the Second Quarter

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact economies across the globe as they emerge from lockdowns, including emerging markets. Our Emerging Markets Equity team provides an overview of developments over the past month, and takes a look at how the pandemic is driving a trend toward deglobalization as well as new innovations.

COVID-19: A Positive Tipping Point for Some Brazilian Banks?
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COVID-19: A Positive Tipping Point for Some Brazilian Banks?

The coronavirus pandemic is hurting Brazilian banks in the near term, but is the outlook entirely grim? Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Gustavo Stenzel explains why certain banks could emerge from the outbreak stronger relative to a new pack of financial technology competitors.