With over 30 years investing in Asia, Aberdeen believes that the region’s resilient economic growth potential, strong structural foundation, growing domestic demand, emerging interregional trade and other factors represent compelling potential investment opportunities.
Asia has had a rough year. Growth is sluggish. Disinflation is a symptom of weaker domestic demand, overcapacity and lower commodity prices. Shares and currencies have been battered. While the short-term outlook remains unclear, we believe the region’s promise hasn’t diminished.
There are legitimate concerns about China, but investors are drawing the wrong conclusions.
Singapore has achieved much over the past 50 years and now ranks second in terms of global competitiveness.
Not only does Japan boast enviable strengths such as a high-quality workforce and technical superiority, there are also many world-class companies that are global leaders in their respective fields.
Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund Review and Outlook
Adam McCabe, Head of Asian Fixed Income, gives an outlook on Asia and how portfolios may benefit from diversifying into strengthening Asian currencies and into less correlated sources of return.
Kwok Chern Yeh, Head of Investment Management, Japan, discusses performance and what the market volatility says about Abenomics.
Senior Investment Manager Adrian Lim discusses government reform in India and how the economy is affected.
International investing entails special risk considerations, including currency fluctuations, lower liquidity, economic and political risks, and differences in accounting methods; these risks are generally heightened for emerging market investments. Concentrating investments in the Asia-Pacific region subjects an investment to more volatility and greater risk of loss than geographically diverse investments. Equity stocks of small and mid-cap companies carry greater risk, and more volatility than equity stocks of larger, more established companies.
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