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

Gideon Rachman, The Financial Times

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A Turning Point for Emerging Market Debt

With inefficiency comes opportunity, according to Franklin Templeton Fixed Income’s Nicholas Hardingham and Robert Nelson. They consider the emerging market debt landscape, and what the remainder of the year could bring for the asset class. A rally in emerging market

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Views from on-the ground experts at the Excel Emerging Markets Symposium

Below are summaries from the recent Excel Emerging Markets Symposium. Mahesh Patil India, leading the world in growth Mr. Richard PAN, Head of QFII Investment, Portfolio Manager, Institutional Equities Leverage growth opportunities in the world’s largest emerging market by capitalization.

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Opportunities in Islamic Finance Grow

I am convinced that opportunities exist in Islamic, or Shariah-compliant, investment products to address the investment needs of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslim citizens. I recently attended a conference on Islamic investment that Franklin Templeton organized in Dubai, where H.R.H. Sultan

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Maturing Indian Bond Market Proving Attractive to Investors

The Indian bond market is becoming increasingly attractive to investors seeking higher yields. In fact, although the Indian equity market was among the best performing in the world last year, foreign investors pumped about 33% more funds into rupee denominated

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A Few Words on Greece

Greece’s ongoing debate about the best way forward has now played out at the ballot box, although many uncertainties remain. On January 25, Syriza, an extreme left-wing party led by Alexis Tsipras, won the biggest share of the vote in

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Income-starved investors finding higher income in emerging market bonds 43

With interest rates at record lows in North America, investors seeking higher fixed income returns are heading in droves to emerging market (EM) bonds – abandoning low-yielding traditional income producing instruments such as guaranteed investment certificates, treasury bills and Canadian

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Although risky, the search for yields leads to emerging market debt 5

The geographically diverse emerging market debt universe is liquid; growing at a rapid pace; and most of all, provides superior returns relative to developed market bonds. Emerging market debt (EM) has been the solution for higher yields in the current

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