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Friday 04 August, 2000

BFS Asian Assets Tst

Holding in Company

BFS Asian Assets Trust Ld
3 August 2000



NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE TO NOTIFIABLE INTEREST IN COMPANY

BFS ASIAN ASSETS TRUST LIMITED (THE 'COMPANY')

ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGERS LIMITED HAS INFORMED THE COMPANY THAT IT HAS A
NON-BENEFICIAL NOTIFIABLE INTEREST IN 21,907,216 GEARED ORDINARY UNITS
COMPRISING 25.77% OF THE ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL OF THE COMPANY.


DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

BFS ASIAN ASSETS TRUST LIMITED

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

LEGGMASON INVESTORS INCOME & GROWTH TRUST PLC

3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of 
     holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a 
     non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

NOTIFICATION IN RESPECT OF SHAREHOLDER

4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the 
     number of shares held by each of them.

HSBC GLOBAL CUSTODY NOMINEES (UK) LIMITED


5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

1,176,470

6)   ( 9.16% ) of issued Class

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed


8)   (     %) of issued Class

9)   Class of security

INCOME SHARE OF 0.1 PENCE EACH FULLY PAID

10)  Date of transaction


11)  Date company informed

2ND AUGUST 2000

12)  Total holding following this notification

1,176,470
               
              
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

9.16%

14)  Any additional information

NONE

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

COMPANY SECRETARY, ANSON SECRETARIES LIMITED  01481 233378


16)  Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for 
     making this notification

     Date of Notification        2ND AUGUST 2000




DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

BFS ASIAN ASSETS TRUST LIMITED

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

LEGGMASON INVESTORS INCOME AND GROWTH TRUST PLC

3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of 
     holding of the Shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a 
     non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

NOTIFICATION IN RESPECT OF SHAREHOLDER

4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the 
     number of shares held by each of them.

HSBC GLOBAL CUSTODY NOMINEES (UK) LIMITED

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

4,123,711 

6)   ( 5.71% ) of issued Class

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed


8)   (     %) of issued Class

9)   Class of security

GEARED ORDINARY UNITS (EACH UNIT REPRESENTS ONE CAPITAL SHARE AND ONE INCOME
SHARE OF 0.1 PENCE EACH FULLY PAID)

10)  Date of transaction


11)  Date company informed

2ND AUGUST 2000

12)  Total holding following this notification

4,123,711

13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

5.71%

14)  Any additional information

NONE

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

COMPANY SECRETARY, ANSON SECRETARIES LIMITED   01481 233378


16)  Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for 
     making this notification

     Date of Notification        2ND AUGUST 2000




                  DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

BFS ASIAN ASSETS TRUST LIMITED

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

ST DAVIDS INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of 
     holding of the Shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a 
     non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

NOTIFICATION IN RESPECT OF SHAREHOLDER


4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the 
     number of shares held by each of them.

RBSTB NOMINEES LIMITED

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

3,500,000

6)   ( 4.12% ) of issued Class

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

8)   (     %) of issued Class

9)   Class of security

GEARED ORDINARY UNITS (EACH UNIT REPRESENTS ONE CAPITAL SHARE AND ONE INCOME
SHARE OF 0.1 PENCE EACH FULLY PAID)

10)  Date of transaction

21ST JULY 2000

11)  Date company informed

2ND AUGUST 2000

12)  Total holding following this notification

3,500,000
               
              
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

4.12%

14)  Any additional information

NONE

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

COMPANY SECRETARY, ANSON SECRETARIES LIMITED  01481 233378

16)  Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for 
     making this notification

     Date of Notification         2ND AUGUST 2000