Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

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Eastern Europe and the Polish Surprise

"Emerging Europe is a quite broad and diversified region. We think there are a variety of excellent investment opportunities there, but only if companies and country exposures are carefully selected. This has been quite evident this year when you look at the performance of equity markets across the region.” - Greg Konieczny, Templeton Emerging Markets Group

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Structural Growth Drivers Behind Emerging-Market Economies

“Emerging markets are no longer one-dimensional. We are seeing the cultivation of a new generation of innovative companies located in emerging markets—diversifying emerging-market economies and the opportunities for investors.” - Carlos Hardenberg, executive vice president and managing director, Templeton Emerging Markets Group

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China’s Congress Convenes

“As one of the world’s most populous countries, China’s people and government have been striving to attain higher economic achievements. This drive has given rise to many new companies with new business models not seen in any other markets before. China is a frontier market in this sense.” - Eddie Chow, Templeton Emerging Markets Group

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Emerging Markets in the Digital Age

My colleagues and I have been actively speaking about the evolution taking place in many emerging markets over the past few decades. We’ve seen dramatic shifts occurring, with the often one-dimensional economic models of the past giving way to new and diverse growth drivers. This evolution includes the rapid embrace of new technologies and the rapid digitalization of economies. Carlos Hardenberg, senior vice president and managing director at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, further addresses the topic.

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Mid-Year Outlook: The Resurgence of Emerging Markets

“The factors many investors have historically found attractive about the [emerging market] asset class have come back into play, including stronger earnings growth and robust consumer trends. While areas of risk remain, our view is we are still in the early innings of the emerging-market earnings growth upturn.” - Mark Mobius, Stephen Dover, Carlos Hardenberg and Chetan Sehgal

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An Active Look at Small-Cap Investing

At Templeton Emerging Markets Group, we believe emerging market (EM) small-capitalization (small-cap) stocks represent an attractive proposition in the current investment climate. However, there are some common misconceptions regarding the asset class that conceal key strengths we believe an active manager could capitalize on.

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Busting the Frontier-Market Myths

"There are a number of urban myths about frontier markets. We think these myths may have caused investors to overlook them in favour of developed or traditional emerging-market alternatives."

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Argentina’s Return

On a recent visit to Argentina, I was interested to see how things had changed under the leadership of a new administration—and many rapid subsequent policy changes. Work still remains to be done to address challenges, and the path forward may be a little bumpy at times, but the progress we have seen has been encouraging so far.

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Why Things Aren’t What They Used to Be in Emerging Markets

After more than three years of languishing at depressed levels, earnings in emerging-market companies are showing signs of recovery, and that is reflected in the attitudes of companies and their management as well as in their financial data.

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An Emerging-Market Evolution

It is really not accurate to say emerging markets are pure commodity plays anymore, even though many people still consider them to be driven by the whims of commodity prices. Many investors may not realize that some very sophisticated information technology companies are located in emerging markets.

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Emerging-Market Equity 2017 Outlook

On balance, although we are mindful of the potential for volatility and watchful for the risks, we believe sentiment toward emerging markets could continue to become more positive.

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Focusing on Fundamental Improvement

We believe the challenges faced by some countries, sectors and companies have at times obscured in investors' minds the interesting opportunities within the emerging-markets space.