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At close 27-Apr-2015Ord
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Source: Morningstar, NAV = Net Asset Value, excluding income.
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Bow Bells House,
1 Bread Street,
Registered in England and Wales as an Investment Company Number 2377879
To provide shareholders with a high level of capital growth through equity investment in the Asia Pacific countries excluding Japan. In addition, it is the Investment policy of the Company to invest in no more than 15 per cent of its gross assets in other listed investment companies (including listed investment trusts).
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Key Asian stock markets diverged in March. China and Hong Kong rose after Beijing indicated it was open to further stimulus. Conversely, Australia lagged, while India was hampered by weaker business sentiment and Middle East tensions.
In earnings news, Jardine Strategic met expectations as good results from both its property and smaller units offset weakness in its retail and Indonesian businesses. Swire Pacific’s profits were driven by its property division. In comparison, earnings at PetroChina’s exploration and production segment fell on cheaper crude. Encouragingly, losses in the chemicals segment narrowed.
Standard Chartered’s profits weakened amid further write-downs, margin pressure and increased regulatory costs. The bank will continue to trim costs, beef up its capital base and target a 10% return on equity in the medium term. Unprofitable businesses will also be axed. We feel BHP Billiton’s proposal to spin off South32 could help unlock value and allow the miner to focus on its core businesses. About a third of BHP’s current operations will be injected into the new entity, while the miner is expected to save about US$100 million a year in costs.
In portfolio activity, we introduced two holdings. China Resources Enterprise is a multiformat retailer in China and Hong Kong. It partnered global brewer SABMiller to form a joint venture that is a leader in the beer segment. While the current environment in China is challenging, we are encouraged by the company’s robust operating cash flow and solid balance sheet. MTR is a Hong Kong rail operator with expanding businesses in the region, particularly in China. We like its healthy operating cash flow and unique rail-and-property model that allows it to be among the largest land owners in Hong Kong.
Familiar concerns remain. In China, the effects of the slowdown are reverberating through the corporate sector and deflationary threats are rising. Given Beijing’s anti-corruption crackdown and caution surrounding new infrastructure projects, growth is unlikely to pick up. However, the government’s initiative to better connect China to other countries along the Silk Road could help revive the economy. Reforms being rolled out across the region also offer some optimism, although implementation could be long drawn and fraught. Thus, short-term policy measures will likely dictate market direction. Meanwhile, we should see further divergence as central banks everywhere, including China, Japan and Europe, appear to be more accommodative, except in the US. Yet, the normalisation of Fed policy is based on the assumption of a sustainable US recovery, which should bode well for export-led economies in Asia. That said, the region still boasts some of the world’s fastest-growing countries, despite slower expansion. Policymakers have tried to fix structural weaknesses and the region seems better able to withstand short-term fund outflows. At the corporate level, there are few signs of an earnings recovery, but companies are making progress in cutting costs to operate more efficiently. We remain confident in the region’s prospects, given favourable demographics and the anticipated improvement in corporate profitability.
Source: Monthly Factsheet Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited