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The AIFMD is intended to offer increased protection to investors in investments products that do not fall under the existing European Union regime for regulation of certain investment products known as “UCITS”.
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At close 26-Nov-2014Ord
Source: Morningstar, NAV = Net Asset Value, excluding income.
Sir Walter Raleigh House
48 – 50 Esplanade
Incorporated in Jersey with registered number 91671
The objective of Aberdeen Asian Income Fund Limited is to provide investors with a total return primarily through investing in Asian Pacific securities, including those with an above-average yield. The Company does not expect, at least initially, to have any significant Japanese exposure.
In this webcast, Flavia Cheong gives an update on a wide range of subjects including the Trust’s performance, the geographic and sectoral positioning of the portfolio for the Trust.
Asia’s regional benchmark rebounded in October. While the Federal Reserve ended quantitative easing, the Bank of Japan and European Central Bank expanded stimulus to support growth. This lifted sentiment that had been depressed by poor economic data and growth forecast downgrades initially.
In October, we top-sliced China Mobile on relative strength. Proceeds were used to add to Standard Chartered, Indo Tambangrayah Mega and CNOOC on weakness. Standard Chartered’s shares weakened after the third profit warning in a year as the bank delivered its nine-month results. It blamed high impairment charges as some corporate and institutional clients were hurt by weakening commodity markets. Sentiment was also depressed by speculation that US regulators could re-investigate its alleged sanction violations. However, the company has a peerless focus on emerging markets, replete with banking licences and long-term customer relationships, something that cannot be easily replicated. It is an exciting franchise, though we would be unsurprised by a management change.
Singapore banks DBS, OCBC and UOB reported decent results, although loan growth moderated and non-performing loans edged higher amid the economic slowdown. Nevertheless, overall asset quality remained healthy China Mobile’s results were weighed down by the value-added tax and increased tariff subsidies. Encouragingly, 4G subscriber growth and data revenues continued to pick up. Meanwhile, the lower oil price hurt Keppel Corp’s shares. That said, the company’s offshore and marine segment posted resilient earnings backed by a robust order book. The weaker oil price hampered PetroChina’s profitability, but this was mitigated by higher gas prices.
The divergence between major central banks’ monetary policies has become more pronounced, although how that translates into global capital flows is uncertain. In Asia, the slowdown in China remains a key concern and should continue to sway market sentiment. Weaker mainland demand has hurt major trading partners, and economic activity could slow further with Beijing trying to prevent runaway credit expansion. Ultimately, that should improve the quality of growth, even if it takes longer to achieve. Meanwhile, falling global oil prices has brought some reprieve to oil importing nations.
Source: Monthly Factsheet Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited