# Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited
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Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited (TSX: FAP)

Investment Objective

The investment objective of the Company is to obtain current income and achieve incidental capital appreciation from investment in long-term debt securities. The Company may invest up to 80% of total assets in securities issued by Asian entities.

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Manager's Monthly Report

May 2014

  • Asian fixed income markets rose in May, buoyed by a U.S. Treasury rally that saw 10-year yields fall sharply. Major central banks signaled that they would keep monetary policy accommodative in an effort to support growth. In Asia, first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) moderated in some economies, while other leading indicators were mixed.
  • In Thailand, a military coup helped stabilize the political turmoil and raised expectations of an economic recovery, which may potentially increase capital imports and debt issuance. Consequently, both Thai bonds and the nation’s currency, the baht, were the worst regional performers.
  • Indonesia’s presidential race tightened, as front-runner Joko Widodo will now face a stronger rival after the Golkar party threw its weight behind his main rival, Prabowo Subianto. The government revised the fiscal deficit to 2.5% from 1.7% of GDP. The bond market closed flat but the rupiah fell against the U.S. dollar.
  • In India, Narendra Modi’s landslide election victory stoked optimism over reform prospects and a revival of investment. This lifted the bond market and the rupee, which outperformed other regional currencies.
  • Australian government bonds rallied during the month, with 10-year yields falling more steeply than their threeyear counterparts. Economic data were mixed. The central bank left the cash rate unchanged and retained a more neutral stance, indicating a period of stability. Corporate credits delivered modest returns, led by non-financials. Among new issues, ANZ and National Australia Bank launched benchmark five-year senior unsecured bonds in the investment-grade segment, while Qantas raised A$300 million via the sale of high yield bonds.

Investment Policies

In order to achieve its investment objective, the Company may invest up to 80% of its total assets in "Asian-Pacific debt securities", and may be denominated in an Asian-Pacific Country currency or in Australian, New Zealand or U.S. dollars. At least 20% of the Company's total assets will be invested in "Australian debt securities".

The information contained above provides only a brief summary description of the Company's investment objective and investment policies. Please contact Investor Relations should you wish to receive more detailed information regarding the Company.


Shareholders should consult with their tax advisors regarding the taxation of dividends received on shares of the Company and any disposition of shares of the Company. In general, dividends received by a Canadian resident holder of shares of the Company (including dividends reinvested in shares of the Company) must be included in computing the income of the holder for Canadian tax purposes. The gross-up and dividend tax credit rules applicable to dividends received from taxable Canadian corporations will not be applicable, as the Company is not a Canadian corporation.


The Fund pays dividends monthly out of net investment income and realized capital gains, and to the extent necessary, paid in capital.

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