Asia Pacific dividends triple over the past decade for a record 2020

Growth slowest in a decade

James Baxter-Derrington
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Australia is the largest dividend paying country in the region
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Australia is the largest dividend paying country in the region

Dividends in Asia Pacific reached a record high of £234.8bn in the year ending April 2020, but headline growth was just 0.4%, the slowest rate of growth over the past decade, according to the latest income index report from Henderson Far East Income Trust.

Over the past decade, dividends in the region have more than tripled, while the rest of the world has seen dividends double over the period. Four of the 25 largest global dividend payers come from Asia...

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