At close Sep 18, 2014
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Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE MKT: FAX)
The Fund’s investment objective is to seek current income. The Fund may also achieve incidental capital appreciation. The Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective through investment in Australian and Asian debt securities.
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Fund Manager Interview
Adam McCabe, Head of Asian Fixed Income, discusses why we believe Asia’s fundamentals remain robust, with rising incomes and an expanding middle class underpinning domestic demand.
Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. Webcast Update
In this webcast update, Adam McCabe covers the Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. and speaks to the structural factors that have impacted markets. Adam also speaks to recent fund performance, where he and the team are finding fixed income opportunities and provides an outlook on the region.
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Fund Managers’ Monthly Report
- Asian fixed income markets were resilient in July despite geopolitical flashpoints in Ukraine and the Middle East.
Financial contagion fears resurfaced in Europe after missed debt payments by a company linked to Portugal’s
second-largest lender. All this was set against an improving global growth backdrop, with positive data from
China and the U.S. Philippine policymakers raised the benchmark interest rate in a bid to stave off elevated
inflation, while Malaysia’s central bank tightened monetary policy to address financial imbalances.
- In politics, Joko Widodo was declared the seventh president of Indonesia. The Thai military junta proposed a
charter, endorsed by the King, which will result in an interim government and grant the regime amnesty.
- For local currency bond markets in Korea, Malaysia and Thailand, yields fell faster at the longer end of the curve
in a “bull-flattening.” In China, the curve “bear-steepened” and shifted higher on the back of better secondquarter
growth, which led the market to expect some monetary tightening.
- Short-term bonds weakened in Indonesia, as investors were cautious ahead of the election results towards
month-end. There was also short-end selling in the Philippines, given expectations that the central bank would
tighten policy at its July 31 meeting. As anticipated, policymakers raised the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis
points from a record low of 3.5%.
- Most regional currencies strengthened against the U.S. dollar, except for the Korean won, Indian rupee and
- Australian bond yields were volatile, with the sell-off in the latter part of the month most pronounced for shortdated
bonds, whereas 10-year yields ended slightly lower. Economic data suggested that growth was moderate,
while various core Consumer Price Index1 measures indicated that underlying inflation was close to the upper
end of the central bank’s target of 2-3%.
1 The Consumer Price Index is a measure of the change in the weighted average prices of a basket of consumer goods and services, such as transportation, food and medical care.
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