Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Bouncing into the Chinese Year of the Rabbit
Asia

Bouncing into the Chinese Year of the Rabbit

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Chetan Sehgal shares some thoughts on investing in China in the Year of the Rabbit.

Emerging Markets Insights: Optimism on 2023 outlook
Asia

Emerging Markets Insights: Optimism on 2023 outlook

As we head further into 2023, our Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity Team finds many reasons to be constructive about emerging markets.

Emerging market equities—why now?
Perspective

Emerging market equities—why now?

Emerging markets are resilient and better positioned than developed markets to face the current uncertain global environment, according to Franklin Templeton Emerging Market Equity’s Andrew Ness. He makes the case for investors to take a look at this underappreciated and undervalued asset class.

Emerging markets insights: October focus on politics in emerging markets
Asia

Emerging markets insights: October focus on politics in emerging markets

Slower global growth, a strong US dollar, global supply chain woes and domestic economic factors have created headwinds for emerging markets, but Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity still sees long-term growth potential.

Sustainable beef is key to slowing Amazon deforestation
Perspective

Sustainable beef is key to slowing Amazon deforestation

In our new piece from the Franklin Templeton Institute, we examine the challenge of feeding a growing global population in the midst of climate change, geopolitical shocks and uncertainty. Claus Born and Preyesh Patel from Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity believe systemic problems like climate change means sustainable practices by private farmers, ranchers and pastoralists in Brazil play an equally important role in delivering potentially carbon-free beef to consumers.

Middle Eastern Resilience: Improving Economic Activity and Defensive Characteristics
MENA

Middle Eastern Resilience: Improving Economic Activity and Defensive Characteristics

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been resilient despite ongoing geopolitical uncertainty and rising inflation, according to Franklin Templeton’s Dino Kronfol and Salah Shamma. While Ukraine and Russia are remote from the region and linkages are not direct nor easy to identify, they give their views on how local economies are faring amid the volatility.

The Innovation Inflection Point
Perspective

The Innovation Inflection Point

The Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity team explores new innovations and long-term investment opportunities in emerging markets.

Investment Implications of the Russian Invasion
Asia

Investment Implications of the Russian Invasion

Investors’ worst fears about Russia’s intentions toward Ukraine have materialized following Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s announcement he is sending troops into the country to “demilitarize” the nation. Our Emerging Markets Equity team provides insights on the situation. 

Technology: One World, Two Systems
Asia

Technology: One World, Two Systems

The global pandemic and US-China rivalry has driven demand for greater resilience and security of supply chains. Our Chetan Sehgal explains.

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.

Trade War Concerns Rattle Emerging Markets in May
Perspective

Trade War Concerns Rattle Emerging Markets in May

Trade tensions caused investors to back away from emerging markets in May, but there are many reasons to be optimistic about the asset class and the earnings outlook ahead, according to Franklin Templeton’s Emerging Markets Equity team. The team outlines recent news and events influencing the market and where pockets of potential opportunity might be found.

Opportunities in the Next “Emerging” Emerging Market
Frontier Markets

Opportunities in the Next “Emerging” Emerging Market

Emerging markets offer a broad opportunity set for investors. However, many investors focus on the high-profile stories in Asia and Latin America, overlooking potential opportunities in other regions, as Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s David Haglund explains. He notes how Africa is often an overlooked part of the emerging-market story, and why recent investments from China reflect the growth potential for countries such as Kenya and Nigeria in particular.