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At close 02-Oct-2015Ord
* Debt at market value
** Debt at par
Source: Morningstar, NAV = Net Asset Value, excluding income.
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40 Princes Street,
Registered in Scotland as an Investment Company Number 106049
To achieve long term capital growth through investment in the Far East. The company’s benchmark index is the MSCI All Country Asia (ex Japan) Index. Investments are made in stock markets in the region, with the exception of Japan and Australasia, principally in large companies. When appropriate, the trust will utilise gearing to maximise long term returns.
In this webcast, Adrian Lim, gives an update on a wide range of subjects including performance, a sector breakdown, the twenty largest investments and an outlook for the Trust.
It was another turbulent month for Asian equities as worries about the slowing Chinese economy and its impact on global growth triggered a widespread sell-off. Lingering uncertainty over a potential Fed rate hike also unnerved investors.
In earnings news, HSBC’s interim profits were bolstered by its global banking and wealth management businesses. The bank is selling its Brazilian unit to Banco Bradesco for US$5.2 billion to streamline operations. Standard Chartered posted weaker earnings. Revenues fell, while impairments and compliance costs rose; it halved its interim dividend to conserve capital. Jardine Strategic’s profits fell as its Indonesian subsidiary Astra faced currency headwinds, weak commodity prices and tougher sales. Its Hong Kong retail arm, Dairy Farm, saw margins eroded by cost and competitive pressures, whereas Hong Kong Land benefited from steady rentals and lower vacancies at home, and healthy sales in Singapore and in China. The group’s cash flows were robust owing to better working capital management; the company increased its dividend.
Elsewhere, ST Engineering’s muted results met expectations; management raised its interim dividend and expects a better second half. SingTel’s underlying operations were stable even though currency weakness hurt earnings. Higher net interest and fee incomes aided Public Bank. CIMB revenues grew, although increased costs and a one-off provision eroded net profits.
In portfolio activity, we continued to build our positions in Oriental Holdings, Holcim Indonesia, Batu Kawan and China Conch Venture in view of attractive valuations.
We expect further market volatility. Investors are still worried about China’s growth as the authorities’ mishandling of the stock-market dented confidence in their ability to manage the broader economic slowdown. The prospect of higher US interest rates is another concern. Ample liquidity resulting from low global interest rates has artificially supported asset prices. With the Fed looking to normalise monetary policy soon, there are fears that the move would further strengthen the dollar and roil emerging markets. We are unperturbed, however. China’s stock-markets seldom reflect the true nature of its economy, while the Fed’s impending move should already be priced in. If the recent correction means a quicker return to fundamentals, there will be opportunities for us to add to stocks that have been sold off indiscriminately and pick up high-quality ones that trade at attractive valuations.
Source: Monthly Factsheet Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited