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.

Frontier and MENA 2021 Outlook: A New Era of Investment
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Frontier and MENA 2021 Outlook: A New Era of Investment

Why investors should pay attention to Kuwait’s upgrade to emerging market status, according to Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity's Bassel Khatoun. Read more in his frontier and MENA 2021 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.

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.

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.

Optimism Capped by Renewed US-China Tensions in May
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Optimism Capped by Renewed US-China Tensions in May

Emerging market equities advanced overall in May as investors welcomed a gradual easing of coronavirus-related lockdowns in several parts of the world. However, renewed US-China trade tensions capped some optimism. Our Emerging Markets Equity team examines these and other events shaping markets in May, and shares its latest investment outlook moving past COVID-19.

Improving Confidence Drives Emerging Market Rally in April
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Improving Confidence Drives Emerging Market Rally in April

The coronavirus pandemic has hit economies across the globe, emerging markets being no exception. Our Emerging Markets Equity team takes a look at developments during the month of April and how various countries have been affected. The team outlines why it believes many of these economies can weather the crisis—and maybe even eventually emerge stronger as new technologies are adopted.

Global Flight to Safety Weighed on Emerging Markets in the First Quarter
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Global Flight to Safety Weighed on Emerging Markets in the First Quarter

The Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity team offers an overview of how the coronavirus has impacted emerging markets over the past month, and shares their latest outlook.