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Bumper profits, government pressure to drive Asia’s dividend bonanza

Dividend payouts by Asia’s biggest companies are poised for their biggest increase in six years as profits surge and pressure grows on firms to be more generous with their shareholders. Across Asia, dividend payouts in 2017 are expected to grow by 12% year-on-year, a Reuters analysis showed, marking the largest increase since 2011. That corporate […]