Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets: Opportunities and the Road Ahead
Asia

Emerging Markets: Opportunities and the Road Ahead

Our Emerging Markets Equity CIO Manraj Sekhon provides the team's midyear outlook, including how secular trends driving opportunities in emerging markets have accelerated because of the COVID-19 crisis.

Emerging Markets Rally as Economies Reopen in the Second Quarter
Perspective

Emerging Markets Rally as Economies Reopen in the Second Quarter

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact economies across the globe as they emerge from lockdowns, including emerging markets. Our Emerging Markets Equity team provides an overview of developments over the past month, and takes a look at how the pandemic is driving a trend toward deglobalization as well as new innovations.

South Korea: A Shining Example of Emerging Market Leadership
Asia

South Korea: A Shining Example of Emerging Market Leadership

Our emerging markets equity team has often emphasized how emerging markets have evolved over the decades in ways many investors may not realize. Today, emerging economies boast many cutting-edge companies that are industry leaders. And, many countries have learned valuable lessons from prior crisis periods that have helped them navigate the current coronavirus pandemic. South Korea is one such example of both.

COVID-19: A Positive Tipping Point for Some Brazilian Banks?
Latin America

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.

The New Emerging Markets Landscape
Asia

The New Emerging Markets Landscape

Economies across the globe have begun to emerge from various stages of COVID-19 lockdowns and look toward recovering economic growth. Franklin Templeton’s Emerging Markets Equity team considers three new realities they see in the emerging markets today—some of which may help certain countries weather the crisis.

Optimism Capped by Renewed US-China Tensions in May
Perspective

Optimism Capped by Renewed US-China Tensions in May

Emerging market equities advanced overall in May as investors welcomed a gradual easing of coronavirus-related lockdowns in several parts of the world. However, renewed US-China trade tensions capped some optimism. Our Emerging Markets Equity team examines these and other events shaping markets in May, and shares its latest investment outlook moving past COVID-19.

US-China Trade Tensions Resurface as Lockdowns Lift
Asia

US-China Trade Tensions Resurface as Lockdowns Lift

As China’s economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 lockdown, other issues—such as trade tensions—have started to resurface. Portfolio Manager Michael Lai offers his perspective from an investment lens on trade and other issues impacting China today.

COVID-19 Challenges in African Economies
Frontier Markets

COVID-19 Challenges in African Economies

A look at the challenges African economies face during COVID-19, from our Emerging Markets Equity team’s Danesh Ranchhod.

Coronavirus: Signs of Normalcy Emerge as China Re-Opens
Asia

Coronavirus: Signs of Normalcy Emerge as China Re-Opens

China has lifted some lockdown restrictions. What’s next for emerging market Asia? Our Andrew Ness shares his thoughts.

Improving Confidence Drives Emerging Market Rally in April
Perspective

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.

Why Emerging Market Debt Remains Attractive Despite Near-Term Uncertainty
Perspective

Why Emerging Market Debt Remains Attractive Despite Near-Term Uncertainty

With some countries slowly lifting coronavirus lockdown periods, does it make sense to invest in risk assets again—namely emerging markets? Franklin Templeton Fixed Income’s Nicholas Hardingham takes a look at the emerging market debt landscape in the wake of the coronavirus.

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

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.