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Case: Last year, Apple Inc announced that it was to start to offer dividends and share buy-backs to its

shareholders. This was the first time since 1995 that Apple had offered a dividend.


Discuss in detail the reasons why Apple may have not paid dividends over the past 17 years, and the reasons why it has now decided to do so, draw upon the theories of dividend relevance and irrelevance in your answer.

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Apple Inc. needs to make huge investments in research and development, new store openings, Capital expenditure, due to... View the full answer

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