Asia: The structural growth story remains intact
Sat Duhra, Portfolio Manager of Henderson Far East Income, talks about the performance of Asian markets year-to-date, areas where he is finding opportunities, sentiment around China, and the impact of inflation on businesses. Sat also touches on the dividend trends in the region.
- Inflation across the Asia Pacific region has generally been lower compared to Developed Markets: a more gradual reopening has led to fewer demand shocks compared to the West. Though we expect inflation to rise over the coming months, it’s starting from a much lower base.
- We focus the “enablers” of some of the key global themes: electric vehicles, artificial intelligence, and renewables. This means investing in chip and material companies required to build electric vehicles, for example.
- We remain confident about the outlook for dividends considering the excess cash being generated and the low level of dividends paid out compared to earnings. We remain focused on domestic-orientated companies with strong cash flows and sustainable and growing dividends.
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