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Emerging Markets Q1 2016 Recap: A Turn in Fortunes

In his recent blog entry, Mark Mobius gives his overall impression of the Emerging Markets for Q1 2016. Countries analyzed include Russia, Brazil, China and India.

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Google’s Newest Renewable Energy Investment: Africa’s Biggest Wind Farm

Google recently announced its significant investment in Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power Project – one of several investments in renewable energy the company has made in the past few years. This article written by Chelsea Harvey for the Washington Post looks at the importance of this venture for Africa and in the fight against climate change.

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Once Forbidden Frontiers

In his blog, Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Mark Mobius explores the development of emerging and frontier markets and their investment potential. In particular, he examines the economies of China, Japan, South Africa, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cuba.

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Pricing an Economic Good Called Water

Is water a social good or an economic commodity? Or both? In her interview with Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Head of the World Bank’s Water Global Practice Group, Kaitlin Ugolik writing for Institutional Investor explores topics that concern the world’s water supply. How are countries learning from each other? How is water priced? How can governments ensure access to and the security of the water supply?

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Africa’s Electrifying Future

What will drive African development? This question was discussed at the most recent Davos meeting. Growth in infrastructure will be a key component to this development.  In particular, expanding and strengthening its power supply will be crucial and is presenting exciting opportunities. Mark Mobius explores the current African electricity infrastructure and the various companies developing solutions in the region.

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Braving Ebola

In words and pictures, Daniel Berehulak of the New York Times captures the unfolding story of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.

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Focus on Long-Term Fundamentals, Not Fears

In his latest blog entry, Dr. Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, offers his insight into the current volatility of the global marketplace. Using behavioral finance and traditional finance theory fundamentals, Mobius posits the benefits of holding fast to long-term investment goals in the face of a period of uncertainty.

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How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity and Online Giving

This recent news segment which aired on NPR’s All Things Considered is a great illustration of how the millennial generation is re-shaping charitable giving. This generation looks to invest in causes where their dollars will have a direct impact on the charity of their choice. They also know how to utilize social media to draw additional attention and raise more funds.

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IMF Cuts Africa Growth Forecast Amid Ebola Virus, Insecurity

This recent report from Bloomberg gives a brief overview of the IMF’s economic forecast for Africa. In the wake of the raging Ebola epidemic and security concerns, the IMF has lessened its economic growth prediction in the sub-Saharan region.

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Nigeria’s hard-earned lesson for quashing Ebola

Rehydration and isolation might be the key to ending the Ebola epidemic. This article published by William Wallis of the Financial Times explains how Nigeria responded to the disease and the success of their action plan.

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