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China (Aberdeen Greater China Fund, Inc.)*****: The MSCI Zhong Hua Index1 rose largely in line with the rest of Asia in October. Towards the end of the period, higher interbank rates prompted the central bank to intervene for the second time in four months to inject cash in the financial systemDownload full commentary
Global Emerging Markets Update: Emerging market equities extended their gains in October as the U.S. budget deadlock gave way to a temporary deal to lift the debt ceiling and the Federal Reserve (Fed) kept its bondbuying program intact. An improvement in Chinese data also eased worries of a sharp slowdown.Download full commentary
Indonesia (Aberdeen Indonesia Fund, Inc.): In October, local equities outperformed the broader region. The temporary resolution to the U.S. debt ceiling impasse, and anticipation by investors of further postponements of the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) tapering of asset purchases, lifted risk sentiment and emerging market stocks.Download full commentary
Latin America (Aberdeen Latin America Equity Fund, Inc.): Latin American equities rose in October. Sentiment was supported by a U.S. debt deal and expectations that the Federal Reserve (Fed) would maintain stimulus, as well as positive economic data from China.Download full commentary
Asian Equities (The Asia Tigers Fund, Inc.): Asian equities rose in October as sentiment was lifted by signs of resilience in some regional economies. Markets also benefited from improving global risk appetite following the last-minute deal in the U.S. to reopen the government and suspend the debt ceiling until February. This was despite early anxieties over the impasse in fiscal talks that had caused the 16-day federal shutdown. India led gains as investors were further encouraged by policymakers’ efforts to tame inflation. Japan trailed the region, given disappointment over the slow progress in structural reforms.Download full commentary
India (The India Fund, Inc.): Indian equities rose to new highs in October as the temporarily fading threat of U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) tapering and resilient corporate earnings buoyed sentiment.Download full commentary
***** As of 12/02/2013, Fund name changed from The Greater China Fund, Inc.