Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

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Scoping out South Korea’s Investment Landscape

"Technology was a big theme running through many businesses in South Korea. We saw the use of new technologies having an impact in many ways, from robotics on factory floors to the use of 3D scanners and printers in dental offices.” - 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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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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Las Vegas, Macau and the Future of Work

"Our team is keenly interested in the consumer space in emerging markets and we have been exploring companies involved in leisure and entertainment, including tourism, for potential investment opportunities. It’s interesting to see the development of new theme parks, hotels, resorts and the like springing up in emerging markets—and how similar or different they are from those in developed markets." - Mark Mobius

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An Ocean Voyage in Southeast Asia

Air travel is a quick and convenient way to get from one place to the next, but sometimes it’s nice to slow down and enjoy the journey. Traveling ...

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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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Vietnam’s Transformation

In just a few decades, Vietnam has undergone a dramatic transformation, from an agrarian society to one that has embraced the modern era. Its youthful population and growing middle class have helped drive solid growth—and opportunities for many global investors.

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Risks, Opportunities and Adventures in Borneo

Borneo is the world’s third-largest island and its equatorial rainforest is home to many species of plants and animals, which attracts tourists from around the world. Borneo also boasts significant power resources, including hydroelectric power, coal and natural gas deposits; liquefied natural gas is a key export.

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A Spiritual Journey in Thailand

It’s our view that Thailand’s long-term economic and investment potential remains bright for many reasons, and once the Brexit shock starts to wear off, investors should recognize the unique differences among individual emerging markets.

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A New Era for Argentina

Our visit to Argentina confirmed our views that its economy was gradually on the recovery path—and I believe if the pace of reforms continues there, Argentina’s turnaround could be even faster than expected.

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Colombia’s Tourism Turnaround

If Colombia’s government is able to resolve its budget issues without resorting to burdensome taxation, while moving privatization efforts forward to fund infrastructure developments, we think the future could be very bright for this beautiful nation.

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Brazil’s Olympic Ambitions

It’s important to remember that Brazil is still in the early stages of developing a viable political and economic structure, and these types of transitions aren’t always smooth.