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Dividend growth stocks trump Reits amid rate hike-driven volatility

Traditional 'bond proxies' like Reits and telcos expected to underperform dividend growth stocks; analysts say Singapore offers highest yield in SEA

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Pundits generally agree that Singapore remains the most attractive market in the region to hunt for yield, once the relative strength of the Singdollar against emerging market currencies is taken into account.

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AS interest rates perk up and bond yields rise, investors betting on Reits and other erstwhile defensive "bond proxy" dividend stocks for income are being forced to rethink their strategies.

Reits and other dividend-paying equities which are viewed as "bond proxies" are

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