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At close 26-May-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.
Despite lacklustre economic data, Asian equities rose in April amid continued policy easing.
In first-quarter earnings news, cheaper oil prices crimped revenues for PetroChina, but the company continued to cut capital spending, thus preserving cash flow. Strength in AIA’s core businesses offset currency headwinds, while ASM Pacific Technology benefited from resilient demand.
In Thailand, Siam Cement’s healthy first-quarter profits were driven mainly by the strong chemicals division. Conversely, results at Singapore’s Keppel disappointed, given the soft conditions in the offshore and marine, property and infrastructure segments. On a positive note, the order book in its offshore and marine business remained robust. Bank holdings DBS, OCBC and UOB reported results that largely met expectations, while their capital positions and asset quality remained sound.
In portfolio activity, we took profits from positions that appeared expensive after the recent run-ups in their share prices, including HDFC, AIA, China Mobile, Samsung Electronics and Venture.
With the proceeds, we initiated Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic, which has its principal business in Myanmar. The company is predominantly in real estate, but also has exposure to other sectors within the fast-developing Myanmar market. We also introduced Indiabased Piramal Enterprises, with interests in consumer finance and pharmaceutical services. The Piramal family and its patriarch Ajay are savvy acquirers and builders of businesses in India. Both Yoma and Piramal trade at notable discounts to their net asset values. Elsewhere, we added to Global Brands and Shinsegae, which have good prospects and trade at attractive valuations.
Continued loose monetary policy alone is insufficient to revive economic growth or counter deflationary threats, as long as structural weaknesses persist. Instead, such measures have merely served to inflate global asset prices. While some of our holdings have benefited from the run-up, markets are starting to appear frothy. Unless corporate earnings recover, share prices could be due for a correction in light of the Federal Reserve’s anticipated hike in interest rates. That said, Asian markets have priced in a Fed tightening to some extent and corporates are well financed with healthy balance sheets and manageable debt levels. Regional policymakers have taken steps to improve the financial position of their economies, by increasing taxes, reducing subsidies and boosting foreign currency reserves.
Source: Monthly Factsheet Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited