The headquarters of the China Securities Regulatory Commission in Beijing. The market regulator said it has been pushing companies to increase dividends after investor complaints. Photo: Reuters

Chinese stocks’ 2017 dividend payouts rise to record after regulator pried open their purses

The China Securities Regulatory Commission says the rush of corporate generosity is a result of its efforts to increase payouts in the face of investor complaints

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The headquarters of the China Securities Regulatory Commission in Beijing. The market regulator said it has been pushing companies to increase dividends after investor complaints. Photo: Reuters
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