Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Investing Beyond the Storm: A View from the MENA Region
MENA Region

Investing Beyond the Storm: A View from the MENA Region

The economic fallout from COVID-19 hit oil-exporting countries hard. Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income’s Dino Kronfol and Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Salah Shamma are nonetheless optimistic about the prospects for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. They say a recovery could gather pace for the rest of 2021 on the back of sweeping structural reforms.

Why the MENA Region Can Survive US/China Trade Disputes
MENA Region

Why the MENA Region Can Survive US/China Trade Disputes

As the world focuses on US/China trade spats, our on-the-ground team sees opportunities emerging in the MENA region.

MENA Fixed Income: Four Things That Are Top of Mind
MENA Region

MENA Fixed Income: Four Things That Are Top of Mind

What should investors consider when looking at MENA fixed income? Franklin Templeton’s Dino Kronfol shares four things that are at the top of his mind at the moment.

Maintaining Sukuk’s Momentum
MENA Region

Maintaining Sukuk’s Momentum

How should we maintain the momentum we’ve seen propel growth in sukuk assets? Franklin Templeton Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income’s Dino Kronfol suggests some developments.

EM Index Inclusion Could Spell A New Chapter for GCC Bonds
MENA Region

EM Index Inclusion Could Spell A New Chapter for GCC Bonds

“The recent announcement that Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are planned to be included in the Emerging Market Bond Index (EMBI) is an exciting milestone not only for the region, but for the wider fixed income universe, in our view.” - Dino Kronfol, CIO, Franklin Templeton Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income Strategies

Why the MENA Region Appears to be on Firmer Footing
MENA Region

Why the MENA Region Appears to be on Firmer Footing

“It may have gone unnoticed to some investors, but the GCC region is a significant issuer of emerging-market sovereign debt, which is becoming an increasingly relevant component in global bond markets.” - Dino Kronfol and Bassel Khatoun