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Global dividends hit record of $1.25 trillion in 2017, more to come

MILAN: Global dividends rose 7.7 percent to an all-time high of $1.25 trillion (£891 billion) last year boosted by a buoyant world economy and rising corporate confidence, Janus Henderson said on Monday, predicting another record year ahead. The surge - the strongest since 2014 - was driven by increases in every region and almost every industry with record showings in 11 countries including the United States, Japan, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Netherlands, the investment manager added. For 2018 Janus…