Why Asia is the best place to find growing dividends
In this episode of Trust TV, we speak with Mike Kerley, Portfolio Manager of Henderson Far East Income, to discuss how he navigated the challenges of 2022, the reopening of China, how businesses are managing higher input costs, and the dividend outlook for the Asia Pacific region.
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Asian markets faced challenges in 2022, as rising inflation, higher interest rates, and growing concerns of a recession dampened investor sentiment. North Asian markets, which are more dependent on exports and have greater exposure to technology, were particularly hard hit, while their Southern counterparts were more resilient. However, as 2023 begins, there is reason for optimism. China has begun to lift lockdown restrictions and inflation and interest rates in many economies in the region are starting to subside.
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