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Standard Chartered Bank is incorporated in England with limited liability by Royal Charter 1853 Reference Number ZC18. The Principal Office of the Company is situated in England at 1 Basinghall Avenue, London, EC2V 5DD. Standard Chartered Bank is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Standard Chartered PLC, the ultimate parent company of Standard Chartered Bank, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates (including each branch or representative office), form the Standard Chartered Group.

This document is not research material and it has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and is not subject to any prohibition on dealing ahead of the dissemination of investment research. This document does not necessarily represent the views of every function within the Standard Chartered Group (as defined below), particularly those of the Global Research function.

Banking activities may be carried out internationally by different branches, subsidiaries and affiliates within the Standard Chartered Group (collectively “SCB”) according to local regulatory requirements. Recipients in any jurisdiction should contact the SCB entity which distributed this document in relation to any matters arising from, or in connection with, this document. Not all products and services are provided by all SCB entities.

This document is being distributed for general information only and it does not constitute an offer, recommendation or solicitation to enter into any transaction or adopt any hedging, trading or investment strategy, in relation to any securities or other financial instruments. This document is for general evaluation only, it does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person or class of persons and it has not been prepared for any particular person or class of persons.

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Opinions, projections and estimates are solely those of SCB at the date of this document and subject to change without notice. Past performance is not indicative of future results and no representation or warranty is made regarding future performance. Any forecast contained herein as to likely future movements in rates or prices or likely future events or occurrences constitutes an opinion only and is not indicative of actual future movements in rates or prices or actual future events or occurrences (as the case may be).  This document has not been and will not be registered as a prospectus in any jurisdiction and it is not authorised by any regulatory authority under any regulations.

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Botswana: This document is being distributed in Botswana by, and is attributable to, Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited which is a financial institution licensed under the Section 6 of the Banking Act CAP 46.04 and is listed in the Botswana Stock Exchange. Brunei Darussalam: This document is being distributed in Brunei Darussalam by, and is attributable to, Standard Chartered Bank (Brunei Branch) | Registration Number RFC/61. Standard Chartered Bank is incorporated in England with limited liability by Royal Charter 1853 Reference Number ZC18 and Standard Chartered Securities (B) Sdn Bhd, which is a limited liability company registered with the Registry of Companies with Registration Number RC20001003 and licensed by Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam as a Capital Markets Service License Holder with License Number AMBD/R/CMU/S3-CL. China Mainland: This document is being distributed in China by, and is attributable to, Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited which is mainly regulated by China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), and People’s Bank of China (PBOC).  Hong Kong: In Hong Kong, this document, except for any portion advising on or facilitating any decision on futures contracts trading, is distributed by Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (“SCBHK”), a subsidiary of Standard Chartered PLC. SCBHK has its registered address at 32/F, Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong and is regulated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and registered with the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) to carry on Type 1 (dealing in securities), Type 4 (advising on securities), Type 6 (advising on corporate finance) and Type 9 (asset management) regulated activity under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) (“SFO”) (CE No. AJI614). The contents of this document have not been reviewed by any regulatory authority in Hong Kong and you are advised to exercise caution in relation to any offer set out herein. If you are in doubt about any of the contents of this document, you should obtain independent professional advice. Any product named herein may not be offered or sold in Hong Kong by means of any document at any time other than to “professional investors” as defined in the SFO and any rules made under that ordinance. In addition, this document may not be issued or possessed for the purposes of issue, whether in Hong Kong or elsewhere, and any interests may not be disposed of, to any person unless such person is outside Hong Kong or is a “professional investor” as defined in the SFO and any rules made under that ordinance, or as otherwise may be permitted by that ordinance.  In Hong Kong, Standard Chartered Private Bank is the private banking division of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. Ghana: Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited accepts no liability and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly (including special, incidental or consequential loss or damage) from your use of these documents. Past performance is not indicative of future results and no representation or warranty is made regarding future performance. You should seek advice from a financial adviser on the suitability of an investment for you, taking into account these factors before making a commitment to invest in an investment. To unsubscribe from receiving further updates, please click here. Please do not reply to this email. Call our Priority Banking on 0302610750 for any questions or service queries. You are advised not to send any confidential and/or important information to the Bank via e-mail, as the Bank makes no representations or warranties as to the security or accuracy of any information transmitted via e-mail. The Bank shall not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by you arising from your decision to use e-mail to communicate with the Bank.

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Kenya: This document is being distributed in Kenya by, and is attributable to Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited. Investment Products and Services are distributed by Standard Chartered Investment Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited (Standard Chartered Bank/the Bank) that is licensed by the Capital Markets Authority as a Fund Manager. Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya. Malaysia: This document is being distributed in Malaysia by Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad. Recipients in Malaysia should contact Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad in relation to any matters arising from, or in connection with, this document. Nigeria: This document is being distributed in Nigeria by Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited, a bank duly licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Nigeria. 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SCB, SCB (Taiwan), the employees (including those who have discussions with the author) or customers of SCB or SCB (Taiwan) may have an interest in the products, related financial instruments or related derivative financial products contained herein; invest in those products at various prices and on different market conditions; have different or conflicting interests in those products. The potential impacts include market makers’ related activities, such as dealing, investment, acting as agents, or performing financial or consulting services in relation to any of the products referred to in this document.  UAE: DIFC - Standard Chartered Bank is incorporated in England with limited liability by Royal Charter 1853 Reference Number ZC18.The Principal Office of the Company is situated in England at 1 Basinghall Avenue, London, EC2V 5DD. Standard Chartered Bank is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.  Standard Chartered Bank, Dubai International Financial Centre having its offices at Dubai International Financial Centre, Building 1, Gate Precinct, P.O. Box 999, Dubai, UAE is a branch of Standard Chartered Bank and is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”).  This document is intended for use only by Professional Clients and is not directed at Retail Clients as defined by the DFSA Rulebook. In the DIFC we are authorised to provide financial services only to clients who qualify as Professional Clients and Market Counterparties and not to Retail Clients. As a Professional Client you will not be given the higher retail client protection and compensation rights and if you use your right to be classified as a Retail Client we will be unable to provide financial services and products to you as we do not hold the required license to undertake such activities. For Islamic transactions, we are acting under the supervision of our Shariah Supervisory Committee.  Relevant information on our Shariah Supervisory Committee is currently available on the Standard Chartered Bank website in the Islamic banking section at:   http://www.standardchartered.com/en/banking-services/islamic-banking/shariah-supervisory-committee.html UAE: For residents of the UAE – Standard Chartered Bank UAE does not provide financial analysis or consultation services in or into the UAE within the meaning of UAE Securities and Commodities Authority Decision No. 48/r of 2008 concerning financial consultation and financial analysis. 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Standard Chartered Bank is incorporated in England with limited liability by Royal Charter 1853 Reference Number ZC18. The Principal Office of the Company is situated in England at 1 Basinghall Avenue, London, EC2V 5DD. Standard Chartered Bank is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Banking activities may be carried out internationally by different Standard Chartered Bank branches, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “SCB”) according to local regulatory requirements. Opinions may contain outright "buy", "sell", "hold" or other opinions. The time horizon of this opinion is dependent on prevailing market conditions and there is no planned frequency for updates to the opinion.

This opinion is not independent of SCB’s own trading strategies or positions. SCB and/or its affiliates or its respective officers, directors, employee benefit programmes or employees, including persons involved in the preparation or issuance of this document may at any time, to the extent permitted by applicable law and/or regulation, be long or short any securities or financial instruments referred to in this document or have material interest in any such securities or related investments. Therefore, it is possible, and you should assume, that SCB has a material interest in one or more of the financial instruments mentioned herein. If specific companies are mentioned in this communication, please note that SCB may at times do business or seek to do business with the companies covered in this communication; hold a position in, or have economic exposure to, such companies; and/or invest in the financial products issued by these companies. Further, SCB may be involved in activities such as dealing in, holding, acting as market makers or liquidity providers, or performing financial or advisory services including but not limited to, lead manager or co-lead manager in relation to any of the products referred to in this communication. SCB may have received compensation for these services and activities. Accordingly, SCB may have a conflict of interest that could affect the objectivity of this communication.
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This communication has been prepared by Standard Chartered Bank. Standard Chartered Bank is incorporated in England with limited liability by Royal Charter 1853 Reference Number ZC18. The Principal Office of the Company is situated in England at 1 Basinghall Avenue, London, EC2V 5DD. Standard Chartered Bank is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.

Banking activities may be carried out internationally by different Standard Chartered Bank branches, subsidiaries and its affiliates (collectively “SCB”) according to local regulatory requirements. With respect to any jurisdiction in which there is an SCB entity, this document is distributed in such jurisdiction by, and is attributable to, such local SCB entity. Recipients in any jurisdiction would contact the local SCB entity in relation to any matters arising from, or in connection with, this document. Not all products and services are provided by all SCB entities.

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The information contained herein does not purport to identify or suggest all the risks (direct or indirect) that may be associated with conducting business.

This communication is prepared by personnel from SCB’s Sales and/or Trading Desks. It is not research material and is not a product of SCB’s Research.

Any views expressed may differ from those of SCB’s Research. This material has been produced for reference and is not independent research or a research recommendation and should therefore not be relied upon as such. The material has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research. This material is not subject to any regulatory prohibition on dealing ahead of the dissemination of investment research.

This material is provided on a confidential basis and may not be reproduced, redistributed or transmitted, whole or in part, without the prior written consent of SCB.

This communication is not independent of SCB’s own trading strategies or positions. Therefore, it is possible, and you should assume, that SCB has a material interest in one or more of the financial instruments mentioned herein. If specific companies are mentioned in this communication, please note that SCB may at times seek to do business with the companies covered in this communication; hold a position in, or have economic exposure to, such companies; and/or invest in the financial products issued by these companies. This communication may be a marketing communication as referenced in the Market in Financial Instruments Directive 2014/54/EU.

SCB may be involved in activities such as dealing in, holding, acting as market makers or performing financial or advisory services in relation to any of the products referred to in this communication. The Sales and Trading personnel who prepared this material may be compensated in part based on trading activity. Accordingly, SCB may have a conflict of interest that could affect the objectivity of this communication.

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The information provided is not intended to be used as a general guide to investing and does not constitute investment advice or as a source of any specific investment recommendations as it has not been prepared with regard to the specific investment objectives or financial situation of any particular person.

SCB does not provide, and has not provided, any investment advice or personal recommendation to you in relation to the transaction and/or any related securities described herein and is not responsible for providing or arranging for the provision of any general financial, strategic or specialist advice, including legal, regulatory, accounting, model auditing or taxation advice or services or any other services in relation to the transaction and/or any related securities described herein. The particular tax treatment of a service or transaction depends on the individual circumstances of each client and may be subject to change in the future. Accounting laws, rules, regulations, standards and other guidelines may differ in different countries and/or may change at any time without notice. SCB may not have the necessary licenses to provide services or offer products in all countries or such provision of services or offering of products may be subject to the regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction and you should check with your advisors before proceeding. Accordingly SCB is under no obligation to, and shall not determine the suitability for you of the transaction described herein.

You must ensure that you have sufficient knowledge, experience, sophistication and/or professional advice to make your own evaluation of the merits and risks of entering into such transaction. You are advised to make your own independent judgment (with the advice of your professional advisers as necessary) with respect to the risks and consequences of any matter contained herein.

While reasonable care has been taken in preparing this document, SCB expressly disclaims any liability and responsibility for any damage or loss you may suffer from your use of or reliance of the information contained herein. Any past or simulated past performance including back-testing, modelling or scenario analysis contained herein is not an indication of future performance or results. Changes in rates of exchange may have an adverse effect on the value of investments. No representation is made as to the accuracy of the assumptions made within, or completeness of, any modelling, scenario analysis or back-testing.

Predictions, projections or forecasts contained herein are not necessarily indicative of actual future events and are subject to change without notice. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. While all reasonable care has been taken in preparing this communication, SCB makes no representation or warranty as to its accuracy or completeness.

Any opinions or views of third parties expressed in this material are those of the third parties identified, and not of SCB. Some of the information appearing herein may have been obtained from public sources and while SCB believes such information to be reliable, it has not been independently verified by SCB.

All opinions and estimates are given as of the date of the relevant document and are subject to change without notice. The value of any investment may also fluctuate as a result of market changes. SCB is not obliged to inform the recipients of this communication of any change to such opinions or estimates.

Where this material is an “investment recommendation” as defined in Article 3(1)(35) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation (“MAR”), distribution of this material is subject to the relevant provisions of MAR. For more information, please consult the MAR disclosures page.

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Middle East: This document is available in Arabic upon request.
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SCB DIFC: This communication is issued by Standard Chartered Bank, Dubai International Financial Centre Branch (“SCB DIFC”). SCB DIFC having its offices at Dubai International Financial Centre, Building 1, Gate Precinct, P.O. Box 999, Dubai, UAE is authorised by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”). This document is intended for use only by Professional Clients, as defined by the DFSA Rulebook.

For SCB DIFC Islamic business: For Islamic banking business, SCB DIFC act under the supervision of the banks Shariah Supervisory Committee, which currently has three members. Relevant information on the Shari’a Supervisory Committee for the time being is available on the Standard Chartered Bank website in the Islamic banking section (at the time of publication of this Country Supplement).

Upon your request we will provide details of the manner and frequency of Our Shari’a reviews. The special features and characteristics of the Products we offer are set out in the Shari’a Compliant Agreements. We do not commingle funds attributable to our Islamic finance business with funds attributable to conventional finance business, by ensuring segregation in our booking systems by various system tools such as separate product codes, booking codes, branch codes as appropriate.

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