Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Emerging markets in November: Latin America continues to shine
Latin America

Emerging markets in November: Latin America continues to shine

The acceleration of innovation in emerging markets provides reasons for confidence in emerging markets long term, according to our Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity team.

Brazil: Setting the stage for a brighter future?
Latin America

Brazil: Setting the stage for a brighter future?

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has won Brazil’s presidential election in a tight race, and will take his third term as president of Latin America’s largest economy. Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Gustavo Stenzel and Marcos Mundim examine the investment landscape in the wake of the result.

Emerging market equities—why now?
Perspective

Emerging market equities—why now?

Emerging markets are resilient and better positioned than developed markets to face the current uncertain global environment, according to Franklin Templeton Emerging Market Equity’s Andrew Ness. He makes the case for investors to take a look at this underappreciated and undervalued asset class.

On growth, exports and supply chain diversification: Making the case for South Korean equities
Asia

On growth, exports and supply chain diversification: Making the case for South Korean equities

It’s been a challenging year for South Korean equities, but focusing on the longer term, there are opportunities tied to a recovery in growth—particularly key export areas, according to Sukumar Rajah of Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity. He also explains how the US Inflation Reduction Act could potentially benefit South Korea.

Emerging markets insights: October focus on politics in emerging markets
Asia

Emerging markets insights: October focus on politics in emerging markets

Slower global growth, a strong US dollar, global supply chain woes and domestic economic factors have created headwinds for emerging markets, but Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity still sees long-term growth potential.

Chinese equities poised to rebound after unsustainable low
Asia

Chinese equities poised to rebound after unsustainable low

Positive catalysts, such as the anticipated easing of both COVID-19 restrictions and geopolitical tensions, paired with policy loosening, may help the Chinese equity market recover, according to Franklin Templeton Emerging Market Equity’s Michael Lai. He shares his latest outlook and where he finds investment opportunities.

Bolstering building blocks and silicon shields
Asia

Bolstering building blocks and silicon shields

As the global chip shortage drags on, Taiwan’s semiconductor industry remains front and center for the world economy. Despite the US passage of the Chips and Science Act to bolster competitiveness, US chipmakers still face a long road ahead in their aim to overtake rivals in Asia. Dina Ting, Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, Franklin Templeton Exchange-Traded Funds, offers reflections on Taiwan and its investment potential as a dominant force in the semiconductor industry.

Emerging markets are down, but not out
Asia

Emerging markets are down, but not out

Global markets are facing a number of headwinds this year, but there are also reasons for optimism, according to Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity CIO Manraj Sekhon. He shares his mid-year outlook for emerging markets.

Sustainable beef is key to slowing Amazon deforestation
Perspective

Sustainable beef is key to slowing Amazon deforestation

In our new piece from the Franklin Templeton Institute, we examine the challenge of feeding a growing global population in the midst of climate change, geopolitical shocks and uncertainty. Claus Born and Preyesh Patel from Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity believe systemic problems like climate change means sustainable practices by private farmers, ranchers and pastoralists in Brazil play an equally important role in delivering potentially carbon-free beef to consumers.

Happenstance, a ripe tomato and opportunity
Perspective

Happenstance, a ripe tomato and opportunity

In our new piece from the Franklin Templeton Institute, we examine the challenge of feeding a growing global population in the midst of climate change, geopolitical shocks and uncertainty. Mohieddine Kronfol from Franklin Templeton Fixed Income sees opportunity in controlled environment agriculture (CEA), a uniquely suitable industry for profitable, large-scale impact—truly doing good and doing well.

India: Three themes driving growth
Asia

India: Three themes driving growth

India is a dynamic urbanizing economy with a rapidly expanding middle class. Read more about this vast economy and why it is an attractive investment destination, from our Emerging Markets Equity’s Sukumar Rajah.

China: Separating Myth from Reality
Asia

China: Separating Myth from Reality

Head of Franklin Templeton Institute, Stephen Dover, dispels five myths about China’s economy and its financial system.