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China’s economic stimulus: finally working, but for how long?
May. 19, 2016 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  We believe China’s substantial monetary and fiscal stimulus is finally translating into stronger economic activity. Whether this boost is sustained, or fizzles out under the weight of the large structural imbalances in the Chinese economy, may be one of the defining features of this year’s global economic and investment landscape. 
April Housing Starts
May. 17, 2016 - First Trust -  Housing starts increased 6.6% in April to a 1.172 million annual rate, easily beating the consensus expected 1.125 million. Starts are down 1.7% versus a year ago.
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China’s economic stimulus: finally working, but for how long?
May. 19, 2016 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  We believe China’s substantial monetary and fiscal stimulus is finally translating into stronger economic activity. Whether this boost is sustained, or fizzles out under the weight of the large structural imbalances in the Chinese economy, may be one of the defining features of this year’s global economic and investment landscape. 
April Housing Starts
May. 17, 2016 - First Trust -  Housing starts increased 6.6% in April to a 1.172 million annual rate, easily beating the consensus expected 1.125 million. Starts are down 1.7% versus a year ago.
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The India Fund, Inc. (IFN)
Apr. 15, 2016 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  How was your recent chat with Rajan?
Our Asian Fixed Income colleagues met Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan last month. Despite reports of tensions between Rajan and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, our chat with the head of the central bank did not reveal any disagreements over policy. Rajan was supportive of Jaitley’s latest budget as one that would allow a moderation in inflation while assisting with productivity improvements in agriculture.
Corporate Loan CEFs
Jan. 07, 2016 - Wells Fargo Advisors -  Attractive valuations
Corporate loans, as an asset class, have been quite popular in the past year as retail assets have flowed out of mutual funds and exchange-traded tracking products (ETPs) that hold loans. In fact, according to Morningstar, loan mutual funds and ETPs have experienced a net outflow of almost $21billion in the past year through November 30, 2015 (see Chart 1 below).
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The India Fund, Inc. (IFN)
Apr. 15, 2016 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  How was your recent chat with Rajan?
Our Asian Fixed Income colleagues met Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan last month. Despite reports of tensions between Rajan and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, our chat with the head of the central bank did not reveal any disagreements over policy. Rajan was supportive of Jaitley’s latest budget as one that would allow a moderation in inflation while assisting with productivity improvements in agriculture.
Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equities

Dec. 16, 2015 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  Money has been flowing out of emerging markets ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) rate hike. When will this stop?
Emerging markets have been suffering from outflows, particularly in July and August, after Chinese A-shares tumbled from multi-year highs. We saw rising volatility in the markets on concerns ranging from a slowdown in China to the timing of the Fed’s rate hike.
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