Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Asian tigers: South Korea and Taiwan
Asia

Asian tigers: South Korea and Taiwan

Buoyed by chips and electric vehicle optimism as well as strong fundamentals, South Korea and Taiwan may offer long-term opportunities according to Franklin Templeton’s Marcus Weyerer and Dina Ting.

China’s long-term prospects and catalysts
Asia

China’s long-term prospects and catalysts

China’s equity market has had a volatile year, but Dina Ting, Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, Franklin Templeton Exchange-Traded Funds, finds reasons for long-term optimism.

Bolstering building blocks and silicon shields
Asia

Bolstering building blocks and silicon shields

As the global chip shortage drags on, Taiwan’s semiconductor industry remains front and center for the world economy. Despite the US passage of the Chips and Science Act to bolster competitiveness, US chipmakers still face a long road ahead in their aim to overtake rivals in Asia. Dina Ting, Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, Franklin Templeton Exchange-Traded Funds, offers reflections on Taiwan and its investment potential as a dominant force in the semiconductor industry.

Spotlight on Saudi Arabia
MENA

Spotlight on Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s economic rebound is drawing attention with an obvious boon from rising oil prices. Outside of hydrocarbons, the country is continuing to diversify and reform in a number of sectors as part of its ambitious Vision 2030. Dina Ting, Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, Franklin Templeton ETFs, highlights developments on the kingdom’s horizon.

Changes to the Emerging Markets Club: China (A Shares), Argentina and Saudi Arabia
Asia

Changes to the Emerging Markets Club: China (A Shares), Argentina and Saudi Arabia

There have been some noteworthy recent changes in the composition of two broad emerging market indexes that have investors taking notice. Domestic Chinese equities now have a greater presence in both the MSCI and FTSE Emerging Markets Indexes—with more shares still to be added. Meanwhile, Argentina and Saudi Arabia also saw status upgrades. Our Dina Ting and Louis Hsu discuss the significance of these changes for these countries, and for investors.