Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Expectations of Economic Normalization in 2021 Drove Confidence in Emerging Markets in the Final Quarter of 2020
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Expectations of Economic Normalization in 2021 Drove Confidence in Emerging Markets in the Final Quarter of 2020

Emerging markets managed to navigate a challenging 2020 amid the COVID-10 pandemic—in some cases better than developed markets. Our Emerging Markets Equity team outlines what drove optimism in the fourth quarter of 2020, and why it has an eye on East Asia in particular as economies continue to recover in the year ahead.

US 2020 Election Investment Pulse: Resilience and Vulnerability in Emerging Markets
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US 2020 Election Investment Pulse: Resilience and Vulnerability in Emerging Markets

The US elections have implications for emerging markets in the area of global trade relations in particular, but for investors, it’s important to look at countries and companies individually within the asset class, according to Portfolio Manager Andrew Ness. He joins our Head of Equities Stephen Dover to discuss how emerging markets are navigating today’s challenges—including the COVID-19 pandemic—and note they are home to some of the most innovative and resilient companies in the world.

Emerging Markets: Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All
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Emerging Markets: Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All

In this excerpt from our Global Investment Outlook, our Emerging Markets Equity CIO Manraj Sekhon sees some hopeful signs as countries recover from the COVID-19 crisis.   

Growing Optimism on a COVID-19 Vaccine Boosts Investor Confidence in August
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Growing Optimism on a COVID-19 Vaccine Boosts Investor Confidence in August

Emerging markets overall felt a dose of optimism in August amid hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine, continued easy monetary policy globally and improving economic data pointing toward recovery. Our emerging markets equity team breaks down the key trends, news and events it has an eye on, and shares its latest market outlook.

Emerging Markets Rally as Economies Reopen in the Second Quarter
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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.

Improving Confidence Drives Emerging Market Rally in April
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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.

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

India’s “Whatever It Takes” Attitude to COVID-19
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India’s “Whatever It Takes” Attitude to COVID-19

India’s government has implemented a series of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, aiming to strike a balance between saving lives and preventing an economic catastrophe. It recently stepped up its fight, extending a lockdown of its 1.3 billion citizens until May 3. Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Sukumar Rajah weighs in on the implications.

Fears Over Virus Outbreak Curb Investor Optimism in January
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Fears Over Virus Outbreak Curb Investor Optimism in January

Our emerging markets equity team looks at news and events shaping emerging market performances in January, from coronavirus fears to trade to Middle East tensions.

Emerging Markets Show a Quiet Resilience
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Emerging Markets Show a Quiet Resilience

Investors should pay attention to the economic evolution taking place in many emerging-market economies, according to Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity's Andrew Ness.

Monetary Easing Prevalent in Emerging Markets in the Third Quarter
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Monetary Easing Prevalent in Emerging Markets in the Third Quarter

The US-China trade conflict has remained at the forefront of investor concerns in recent months, with both governments imposing tariffs on each other’s goods. While continued tensions are likely to result in continued market volatility, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity nonetheless finds reasons to be positive about emerging markets, with a more dovish global central bank backdrop offering support.

India’s Surprise Tax Cut Comes at An Opportune Time
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India’s Surprise Tax Cut Comes at An Opportune Time

A recent fiscal adjustment in India could improve its competitiveness among regional peers. Read insights from our Sukumar Rajah.