"...emerging markets will grow faster than the
developed world for decades to come."

Gideon Rachman, The Financial Times

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Bassel Khatoun

Bassel Khatoun

Chief Investment Officer, MENA Equities Franklin Local Asset Management – MENA

Why the MENA Region Appears to be on Firmer Footing

As Middle East and North Africa (MENA) economies adapt to the reality of sustained lower oil prices, Dino Kronfol, chief investment officer, Franklin Templeton Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income, and Bassel Khatoun, managing director and director of portfolio management,

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Saudi Arabia’s Emerging-Market Pursuit

Saudi Arabia’s potential upgrade to emerging-market status has already attracted the attention of market observers, and could cause new investors to take notice. Bassel Khatoun, chief investment officer, MENA Equities, Franklin Local Asset Management, explores the potential implications for equity

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