Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

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.

Local Investors Discover Brazilian Stocks
Latin America

Local Investors Discover Brazilian Stocks

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for Brazil, but heavy government spending and monetary policy easing have helped bring some stability to the economy. Claus Born, senior vice president and institutional product specialist, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, shares some thoughts as to why local investors have been supporting its market in recent days, too.

Emerging-Market Resilience
Perspective

Emerging-Market Resilience

Volatile market action in early February caught many investors off guard. While many were rushing for the exits at the first sign of turmoil, Templeton Emerging Markets Group’s Chetan Sehgal and Claus Born have been emphasizing calm. They point to resilience within emerging markets overall in the long term and still find plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the year ahead.

A More Integrated Latin America

A More Integrated Latin America