Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PODCAST: How COVID-19 Is Testing the Resiliency of Emerging Markets
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PODCAST: How COVID-19 Is Testing the Resiliency of Emerging Markets

Manraj Sekhon, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, discusses the emerging markets landscape across North Asia, India and Latin America, and the path forward toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 Outlook for Emerging Markets Equity Investing
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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 Show a Quiet Resilience
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Emerging Markets Show a Quiet Resilience

Investors should pay attention to the economic evolution taking place in many emerging-market economies, according to Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity's Andrew Ness.

Monetary Easing Prevalent in Emerging Markets in the Third Quarter
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Monetary Easing Prevalent in Emerging Markets in the Third Quarter

The US-China trade conflict has remained at the forefront of investor concerns in recent months, with both governments imposing tariffs on each other’s goods. While continued tensions are likely to result in continued market volatility, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity nonetheless finds reasons to be positive about emerging markets, with a more dovish global central bank backdrop offering support.

Central Bank Easing in Focus in July
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Central Bank Easing in Focus in July

"The recent truce in the US-China trade conflict was notable for its brevity: the increasingly antagonistic stance between the United States and China suggests the trade war will likely persist beyond the 2020 US presidential election cycle. We think investors should be prepared for ongoing market volatility." - Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity