Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

India Budget 2020: A Step in the Right Direction, but a Push Is Needed
Asia

India Budget 2020: A Step in the Right Direction, but a Push Is Needed

As investors digest the latest takeaways from the 2020 India budget, here’s our breakdown of the impact it could have on India’s economy.

Opportunities on the African Continent – A Balancing Act
Perspective

Opportunities on the African Continent – A Balancing Act

It would be remiss to paint the African continent with one brush, according to Danesh Ranchhod.

Coronavirus and the Implications for Emerging Markets
Asia

Coronavirus and the Implications for Emerging Markets

In addition to the toll on human lives, the coronavirus outbreak in China brings potential economic and market implications for China and beyond. Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity team has been monitoring the situation and weighs in with some thoughts, comparing it to the outbreak of SARS in 2003.

Could Malaysian Equities See a Modest Recovery in 2020?
Asia

Could Malaysian Equities See a Modest Recovery in 2020?

What could support a modest recovery for Malaysian equities? Our Edward Pang and Ismar Izhar share their observations for the year ahead.

Emerging Markets End 2019 on a High Note
Perspective

Emerging Markets End 2019 on a High Note

Emerging markets ended 2019 on a high note, but can the momentum continue? Our emerging markets equity team weighs in, highlighting the market news and events it has an eye on.

An Emerging Markets View of US/Iranian Tensions
MENA Region

An Emerging Markets View of US/Iranian Tensions

As US-Iranian tensions rumble on, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Manraj Sekhon, Bassel Khatoun and Salah Shamma weigh in on the potential market impact.

Meet the Manager: Hanifah Hashim
Asia

Meet the Manager: Hanifah Hashim

Find out what encouraged our Hanifah Hashim, head of Malaysia fixed income and sukuk, into the asset management world.

2020 Outlook for Emerging Markets Equity Investing
Perspective

2020 Outlook for Emerging Markets Equity Investing

While US-China trade issues still haven’t been resolved, there are reasons to be optimistic about the prospects for emerging markets in the coming year, according to Manraj Sekhon, chief investment officer, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity. He shares his outlook for 2020, and how technological innovation is leading to new investment opportunities in a number of countries.

Emerging Markets Record Diverse Performances in November
Perspective

Emerging Markets Record Diverse Performances in November

It was a mixed month for emerging markets in November, as shifting expectations about a trade deal between China and the United States continued to drive market sentiment. Our emerging markets equity team explains why US-China trade issues may not be that big of a concern for some emerging markets, and provides an overview of the news and events shaping markets during the month.

What’s Ahead for the MENA Region?
MENA Region

What’s Ahead for the MENA Region?

As investors ponder the prospects for the MENA region, our MENA equity team picks out four countries that have caught their attention.

Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: Progress and Opportunity
Perspective

Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: Progress and Opportunity

There have been improvements in corporate governance in a number of emerging markets, but it remains a work in progress. In the second of this two-part series, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Chetan Sehgal and Andrew Ness explore the steps some regulators and companies in emerging economies have taken to improve corporate governance. They also share where they see opportunities for investors to potentially benefit from the positive trajectory of change.

Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: Harnessing Winds of Change
Perspective

Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: Harnessing Winds of Change

Emerging markets provide many potential investment opportunities, but corporate governance shortfalls can present challenges. Over the years, some countries have moved faster than others to plug their governance gaps. In the first of this two-part series, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Chetan Sehgal and Andrew Ness outline what corporate governance is and how emerging markets are making improvements in this area.