Look abroad for high yields

Investors in search of better dividend yields than they can get in Canada or the United States now have a new hunting ground: emerging markets.

Countries such as Brazil and China have traditionally been regarded as risky frontiers, best left to investors who are prepared to endure stomach-wrenching ups and downs in search of potential growth stars. However, analysts say maturing economies and lush dividend yields are making many emerging-market companies attractive to people in search of steady income as well as a dash of growth.

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