EPF is expected to declare the dividend rate for 2016 this weekend.

Here are the EPF dividend rates for the past seven years :

2009: 5.65%
2010: 5.80%
2011: 6.00%
2012: 6.15%
2013: 6.35%
2014: 6.75%
2015 :6.40%

" EPF can be expected to declare a dividend rate of close to six per cent despite these challenges. Market analysts said this would be a decent return to the contributors. Analysts say EPF's dividend would be relatively better than other domestic funds, driven by its foreign assets which, although constitute 28-29 per cent of its investment portfolio, would account for 39-40 per cent of the income."