Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Middle Eastern Resilience: Improving Economic Activity and Defensive Characteristics
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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.

Iran: Open for Business?
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Iran: Open for Business?

We think relief from economic sanctions could accelerate Iran’s growth rate by removing barriers to the nation’s oil exports, bringing in more foreign capital, and ending the isolation of its banks from the global financial system.