The Rich List gets richer

Early data from our research into this year's FinanceAsia Rich List shows strong 12% dividend growth for the region's share owners.

The Rich List gets richer

Dividend growth in Asia is picking up again after a post-crisis slowdown. Cash payouts for 2013 have risen by 12%, giving a total dividend pool of $138 billion for companies based in Asia ex-Japan, up from $123 billion last year.

That is good news for the region’s tycoons, who by the most conservative analysis own a quarter of all shares in the region an estimate based on fully disclosed direct holdings by individuals, as...

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