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

Gideon Rachman, The Financial Times

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Emerging Markets Equity Investing: Never Waste a Crisis

Emerging-market equity investors are likely happy to bid goodbye to 2018—a year filled with challenges and uncertainties. Chetan Sehgal, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s director of portfolio management, examines some of these challenges and uncertainties, and makes the case that

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The Impact of US Policy on Emerging Markets—Dollar Concerns “Overdone”

Continued US dollar strength has focused attention on weaker commodity prices and dented investor enthusiasm for emerging markets in recent months—stoking fears that the current climate could lead to a repeat of the 1997-1998 Asian Financial Crisis. However, Chetan Sehgal,

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October Market Recap and Outlook: A Sea of Opportunities

Emerging markets continued to struggle in October amid an environment of heightened equity-market volatility globally. Manraj Sekhon, CIO of Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, and Chetan Sehgal, senior managing director and director of portfolio management, believe the pullback presents long-term

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The Race to Harness AI Technology in Asia

Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation present enormous investment opportunities, some in ways we don’t even know yet. As the world adapts to technological advances, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Sukumar Rajah and Eric Mok think some promising developments in Asia

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EM can prove attractive for income investors

Once considered a niche asset class, emerging market (EM) bonds have become an attractive option for investors seeking higher yields to meet their income needs in the wake of relatively low yields offered by developed market (DM) bonds. In fact,

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Though volatile, EMs can provide higher risk adjusted returns

Emerging markets (EM) have historically exhibited a higher degree of volatility than developed markets (DM), causing them to be labeled as a high-risk investment. But in spite of their periodic ups and downs, EMs have trended higher over time, providing

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Case for investing in emerging markets remains intact

Emerging and frontier markets (EM) are the future of global investing. Compared to their developed market counterparts, they offer the opportunity to invest in a faster growing and more geographically diverse range of countries and sectors, providing scope for broader

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August Recap and Outlook: Finding Opportunities in Volatility

Market volatility marked the month of August, with sharp declines in the Turkish lira and Argentine peso souring investor sentiment for emerging markets overall. Manraj Sekhon, CIO of Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, and Chetan Sehgal, senior managing director and

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Trade Turmoil Doesn’t Derail Our Outlook for India

Trade tensions have spooked investors in recent months, including those in India’s stock market. Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Sukumar Rajah weighs in on the positive economic fundamentals he and the team see, and why they think India’s equity market

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Of Currencies, Trade and Other Clouds

Emerging markets have struggled in the first half of this year amid a storm of uncertainties. Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Chetan Sehgal examines issues that have acted as clouds on the asset class—including a stronger US dollar and trade

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