Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Evergrande and China: A Lehman Moment—or Less “Grande” Than That?
Asia

Evergrande and China: A Lehman Moment—or Less “Grande” Than That?

With respect to the evolving Evergrande situation in China, our Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions team addresses two main questions: could this be a “Lehman moment,” and what are the global implications of a Chinese property market slowdown?

Climate Change in Emerging Markets
Asia

Climate Change in Emerging Markets

Emerging markets (EMs) vary considerably in their approaches to mitigating climate change. Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity CIO Manraj Sekhon explores how key countries have announced climate-aware ambitions and plans to tackle major environmental concerns.

Three Reasons We Remain Bullish on Emerging Markets Long Term
Asia

Three Reasons We Remain Bullish on Emerging Markets Long Term

Emerging markets have seen progress on back of an uptick in vaccination rollouts, but the recent Chinese regulatory crackdown and further virus outbreaks have caused equities to generally underperform year to date relative to developed markets. With a focus on emerging markets outside of Asia, our Emerging Markets Equity Senior Managing Director Chetan Sehgal nonetheless remains bullish on the long-term potential of emerging markets and outlines three main reasons: debt, valuations and cashflows.

How Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis Could Be Felt in Emerging & Frontier Markets
Asia

How Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis Could Be Felt in Emerging & Frontier Markets

What could Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis mean for frontier and emerging markets? Our Chief Market Strategist Stephen Dover discusses the situation with Bassel Khatoun, Director of Research, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity.

Heightened Regulatory Scrutiny in China: What Investors Need to Know
Asia

Heightened Regulatory Scrutiny in China: What Investors Need to Know

China has announced recent regulatory changes targeting specific industries, which has led to some heighted market volatility. Our Emerging Markets Equity team examines what the changes are, why they were implemented, and the potential implications for investors.

Inflation Trends Across Emerging Markets
Asia

Inflation Trends Across Emerging Markets

Our fixed income team analyzes inflation trends across emerging markets, highlighting the vast heterogeneity across regions and countries. They acknowledge that a large part of the reflation story is linked to low base effects from 2020, which are transitory.

Quick Thoughts: Emerging Markets Disrupt, Innovate and Power Transformation
Asia

Quick Thoughts: Emerging Markets Disrupt, Innovate and Power Transformation

Our Chief Market Strategist and Head of Franklin Templeton Investment Institute, Stephen Dover, recently held a roundtable on emerging markets (EMs) with Andrew Ness, Portfolio Manager for Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, and Alastair Reynolds, Portfolio Manager for Martin Currie Emerging Markets. The news on EMs is they have some of the best-performing companies, year-to-date. Below are some highlights of their conversation.

Community Group Buying: The Hottest Trend in China’s E-commerce
Asia

Community Group Buying: The Hottest Trend in China’s E-commerce

China is known for having the highest e-commerce penetration rate in the world. Beyond traditional online purchases of merchandise, booking of services and ordering food, innovative e-commerce models are constantly being developed. Among the hottest since last year is “community group buying.” It was initially an answer to challenges Chinese consumers faced in smaller cities due to COVID-19. It is rapidly becoming an important driver for the expansion of e-commerce into so-far untapped markets.

Shining a Spotlight on Solar in China
Asia

Shining a Spotlight on Solar in China

Technological disruptions continue to transform global society in many ways, and emerging markets have embraced them. In certain industries, these technological innovations are driving economic growth and presenting compelling new opportunities for investors. Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity Institutional Portfolio Manager Nicole Vettise shines a spotlight on one of these powerful new opportunities right above our heads—solar.

Emerging Markets Remain Resilient in April
Perspective

Emerging Markets Remain Resilient in April

Three things our Emerging Markets Equity team has an eye on: ESG in China, COVID-19 in India, and acceleration of innovations due to the pandemic.

Bridging the ESG Gap in China
Perspective

Bridging the ESG Gap in China

Is China’s ambition to become carbon neutral by 2060 viable? A look at what these ambitions say about the country’s wider ESG goals.

A Volatile First Quarter Delivers Gains
Perspective

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.