PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Emerging Markets Telecommunications Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE AMEX: ETF), a closed-end equity fund, announced today its performance data and portfolio composition as of November 30, 2009.
The Fund's total returns for various periods through November 30, 2009 are provided below. (All figures are based on distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price and are stated net-of-fees):
Period NAV Total Return % Market Price Total Return % Cumulative Annualized Cumulative Annualized Since inception 266.0 7.7 221.3 6.9 (June 1992) 10-years 47.0 3.9 66.7 5.2 5-years 79.4 12.4 84.6 13.0 3-years 3.7 1.2 -0.4 -0.1 1-year 30.1 45.1
On November 30, 2009, the Fund's net assets amounted to US$153.9 million and the Fund's NAV per share was $18.66.
As of November 30, 2009, the portfolio was invested as follows:
Portfolio Composition Geographic Exposure % Hong Kong 12.2 Mexico 10.0 Russia 8.9 Taiwan 8.5 India 8.4 Indonesia 7.4 Israel 5.5 Portugal 4.9 Malaysia 4.6 Singapore 4.2 South Africa 4.1 Thailand 4.1 Hungary 4.0 United States 3.8 Kenya 3.2 Chile 3.0 Croatia 2.7 Brazil 0.5
The Fund's ten largest equity holdings as of November 30, 2009, representing 65.9% of net assets, were:
Stock Percent of Net Assets China Mobile Limited 11.5 America Movil SAB de CV 10.0 Bharti Airtel Limited 8.4 Taiwan Mobile Company Limited 8.0 Mobile Telesystems OJSC 4.9 Portugal Telecommunications SPGS SA 4.9 Telekomunikasi TBK 4.8 Bezeq Israeli Telecommunications Corporation Limited 4.6 Digi.com Berhad 4.6 Singapore Telecommunications 4.2
Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. has prepared this report based on information sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, the figures are unaudited and neither the Fund, Aberdeen Asset Management Investment Services Limited (the Investment Adviser), nor any other person guarantees their accuracy. Investors should seek their own professional advice and should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before acting on this information. Aberdeen is a U.S. registered service mark of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.
Total return figures with distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price are stated net-of-fees and represents past performance. Past performance is not indicative of future results, current performance may be higher or lower. Holdings are subject to change and are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities shown. Inception date June 17, 1992.
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SOURCE The Emerging Markets Telecommunications Fund, Inc.