Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

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Back to Brazil

"Brazil has only recently emerged from a prolonged recession and its challenges, including corruption scandals within the government and corporations, are certainly well known. However, Brazil’s economy is large and holds many potential opportunities for investors amid a backdrop of improving fundamentals.” - Mark Mobius

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Finding My Roots in Germany, and a Piece of Musical History

"While emerging markets have been my area of focus for several decades, I also travel extensively to developed countries, too. It’s quite enlightening to see how once 'emerging' countries still cherish their heritage. On my most recent trip to Europe, I decided to take some time off to visit my father’s hometown of Erlbach near Dresden, Germany." - Mark Mobius

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Croatia’s Many Cultural Ties

"Unique things and good taste have not gone out of style in Croatia. It isn’t surprising that travel and tourism are a big part of Croatia’s economy, given its beautiful beaches, great food and mild weather.”- Mark Mobius

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Business and Politics in South Korea

“Some commentators say that it is very difficult for South Korea to break the tie between politics and business, but we have seen corporate governance undergoing substantial change as a result of recent scandals." - Mark Mobius

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On Travels and Travails

I recently made a stop in Canada and sat down with one of my colleagues to record a podcast. We talked at length about a range of topics, including my childhood, my career, what I’m excited about today and why I never plan to retire!

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ASEAN’s Golden Anniversary

"The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (known as ASEAN) celebrated its 50-year anniversary in early August. I think ASEAN can continue to see progress as these economies continue to grow, and we welcome the opportunity to unlock investment opportunities there." - Mark Mobius

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Travels in Myanmar: A New Frontier

"While Myanmar faces some challenges, I’m excited to see what the future brings, and encourage travelers to explore its many cultural charms.” - Mark Mobius

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Looking Back 20 Years: Lessons of the Asian Financial Crisis

It is our job to differentiate the individual investment opportunities we see on a case-by-case basis, and use times of inevitable panic to pick up bargains where we see sound footing and good prospects.

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South Korea Votes for Change

Voters across the globe seem to be clamoring for change, and South Korea’s presidential election may be viewed as another example. Moon Jae-in, considered a left-leaning liberal, won the presidential election in South Korea. The victory is significant because of his political stance on a number of issues as well as his background.

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A Travel Transformation in Emerging Markets

Traveling to and within emerging markets is now far easier and faster today than ever—in some places, gleaming airports and train stations even rival or surpass those of developed markets.

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Art, Entertainment and Leisure in Asia

The growth of the middle class and rising incomes in many emerging markets means more discretionary income available for leisure pursuits from cinema to theme parks to new food choices to artwork and more. We think this area represents an interesting area of opportunity for investors—and one that’s quite fun to explore.

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Celebrating a 30-Year Anniversary

At the core—people’s hopes and dreams for the future are more alike than not. I think this is a very important message to remember, particularly in the wake of nationalistic or populist movements that have been sweeping many places in the world today. We should not fear each other.