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WITH uncertainties still raging on the local and global fronts, how long can PNB maintain the high dividends that its investors have come to expect? PERMODALAN NASIONAL BHD (PNB) has since its inception in 1979 maintained a commendable track record of healthy dividend payouts to investors of its various unit trust schemes.
It is no secret that as a government-backed Bumiputera institution, PNB has gained from numerous opportunities not available to conventional unit trust funds - privileges that gave its funds the heft to grow and maintain their ability to distribute generous returns even in years of poor market performance.
Thus, these perks have given PNB a firm …