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....Under the proposal, a $40 carbon tax, rising over time, would be levied on emissions in order to encourage a shift towards renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. All of the proceeds from the tax would be returned to the American public via “carbon dividends” – the group estimates a family of four would receive a payment of $2,000 in the first year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....An in-depth investigation would be Fox’s worst-case scenario as the CMA has a six-month time frame. That could trigger Fox having to pay a special dividend of about £172m for failing to get the deal done this year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The worst case scenario for Fox would be if Bradley says she believes there are plurality or broadcasting standards issues but refuses any remedy offered to push the deal through, instead calling in the Competition Markets Authority. The CMA would then have 24 weeks to launch an in-depth investigation that could trigger Fox having to pay a special dividend of about £172m for failing to get the deal done this year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Murdoch's Sky takeover bid: culture secretary's verdict due this week image
....The worst case scenario for Fox would be if Bradley says she believes there are plurality or broadcasting standards issues but refuses any remedy offered to push the deal through, instead calling in the Competition Markets Authority. The CMA would then have 24 weeks to launch an in-depth investigation that could trigger Fox having to pay a special dividend of about £172m for failing to get the deal done this year. ...
Fox’s £11.7bn bid for Sky ‘should be referred to competition authorities’ image
....An in-depth investigation would be Fox’s worst-case scenario as the CMA has a six-month time frame. That could trigger Fox having to pay a special dividend of about £172m for failing to get the deal done this year. ...
Exxon, BP and Shell back carbon tax proposal to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 04:32:21 PM
....Under the proposal, a $40 carbon tax, rising over time, would be levied on emissions in order to encourage a shift towards renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. All of the proceeds from the tax would be returned to the American public via “carbon dividends” – the group estimates a family of four would receive a payment of $2,000 in the first year. ...
Whole Foods, then a whole industry? Amazon sinks teeth into supermarkets image
....Yet a semi-endorsement of a business model is no comfort if Amazon gets properly serious about food in the UK. The US giant has two advantages: it understands logistics, and its shareholders don’t expect it to make hard profits to be paid as dividends. ...
Cladding for Grenfell Tower was cheaper, more flammable option image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 12:15:05 PM
....2m last year, the same year in which the ACM it supplied was installed on Grenfell Tower. The company also paid a dividend of £950,000 to its sole shareholder, an investment group specialising in construction companies called Xerxes Equity. ...
IT meltdown has cost British Airways £80m so far, says Willie Walsh image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 12:32:01 PM
.... He added: “Our commitment to adequately remunerating our shareholders is unwavering. ” Almost €500m in dividends was paid out last year. ...
Grenfell Tower's managers were reviewing safety after fire at another block image
....The company made a pre-tax profit of £14. 3m last year on revenues of £271m and paid investors a dividend of £2m, the largest slice of which went to Rydon’s chief executive and largest shareholder, Robert Bond, 61. ...
Thames Water given maximum £8.5m fine for missing leak target image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 10:38:37 AM
....Robertson, who joined Thames Water in September 2016, was awarded an annual bonus of £54,000 and is paid a basic salary of £700,000 a year. England is the only nation to have a fully privatised water industry, which has been criticised for making large dividend payments to owners. ...
As with everything Brexit, the battle for the City will be messy | Nils Pratley image
....8bn at the last count but, if the sales of the asset services division fetches the rumoured £700m, the proceeds would return Capita’s balance sheet to the land of the normal. At the point, the ambition to protect the dividend, currently offering a 5% yield, would be more than credible. ...
Oil giants need to invest heavily in renewables by 2035, says analysis image
....Anglo Dutch firm Shell has said its new energies unit will spend $1bn a year on biofuels, hydrogen and renewables by 2020, up from the $200m it spent last year, mainly on R&D. Wood Mackenzie said returns for renewables were about half those of oil and gas production, but the long-life of cashflow from assets such as windfarms could help firms support their dividends. ...
Rio Tinto bidding war: Glencore offers US$100m more for Australian coalmines image
....4bn, in May approached the US agribusiness firm Bunge about a possible combination, a sign the firm had turned a corner after a two-year slump in commodity prices. The downturn had prompted Glencore’s chief executive, Ivan Glasenberg, to scrap dividends, sell assets and trim debt. ...
Germany fears big losses over tax scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 11:14:16 PM
.... Many question the legality of the practice. In the second (a more complicated variation), investors and banks bought and sold shares just before and just after dividends were paid. ...
Philip Green fashion empire hit by 16% fall in profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 03:29:15 PM
....Despite the decrease in profits, Taveta ended the year with cash reserves of £223m, which was said to be roughly the same as last year. The company did not pay a dividend. ...
Scunthorpe steelworkers enjoy the rewards of act of faith in new owner image
....The restoration of their pay coincides with a return to the black – a £47m underlying profit capping a dramatic turnaround since the plant slumped to a £79m loss in its final year under the stewardship of former owner Tata Steel UK. Employees have also been given a 5% stake in the company, meaning they will share in any dividends, if and when there are any to be handed out. ...
PPG drops bid to buy Dulux owner AkzoNobel image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:57:44 AM
....In April, Akzo put forward an alternative plan to the merger, promising to give shareholders 1. 6bn euros in extra dividends. ...
Ireland set to sell 25% of Allied Irish Banks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 10:46:21 AM
....The government owns 99. 9% of AIB and received a dividend of 250m euros last month - its first since the rescue. ...
BA’s failures fly in the face of ‘customer as king’. This is the new normal | Peter Fleming image
.... And BA stands to receive a £100m compensation bill in wake of the mess. This could be a good example of what Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane meant when he said British corporations risked “eating themselves” due to their myopic focus on the next dividend payout. ...
BT considering closing defined-benefit pensions scheme for existing staff image
....The report continued: “If there’s an increase in the pension deficit at the next valuation date, we may have to increase deficit payments into the scheme. Higher deficit payments could mean less money available to invest, pay out as dividends or repay debt as it matures, which could in turn affect our share price and credit rating. ...
Dulux owner wins court victory in shareholder battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 09:01:01 PM
.... . It has promised to increase its dividend for 2017 by half and pay a €1bn special cash dividend in November. ...
Edinburgh Woollen Mill acquires Jaeger brand in plan for new chain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 04:46:27 PM
....Day, who took a £30. 5m dividend from the Edinburgh Woollen Mill group in the financial year to February 2016 when the group made a pre-tax profit of about £90m on sales of £576m, has moved from his castle home in Cumbria to live in Dubai. ...
Could citizens’ wealth funds halt the dominance of the financial elite? image
....Funds on this scale would have been economically and socially transformative. They could have boosted infrastructure spending without the need to borrow, paid for regeneration in poorer areas, or funded a generous annual dividend paid to all citizens. ...
Five minute guide to investing in the UK's big banks image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....5billion to prevent a banking meltdown, and is now set to offload its remaining stake. Lloyds’ share price jumped on the news, peaking at 74p earlier in the week, and stockbrokers are now saying it could be a good long-term investment for savers seeking dividend income. ...
How workable – and how expensive – might Labour’s renationalisations be? image
.... The trains are safer and popular with buckets of public investment. Labour says Royal Mail has paid out £640m in dividends in three years while closing 10% of delivery offices. ...
Mine craft: why BHP's strategic overhaul could help repel a hedge fund predator image
....Morrison’s comments were telling and reveal that Elliott, which once seized an Argentinian warship to extract debt repayment from the Buenos Aires government, may have underestimated the attachment Australians feel towards its corporate champions. While people in the UK are used to seeing companies and utilities bought and sold to the highest bidder – Cadbury, ICI, British Steel and Jaguar Land Rover have all disappeared or gone into foreign hands – Australians appear more attached to their big names, especially ones worth billions and which have paid handsome dividends to shareholders and pension funds down the years. ...
Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us' image
....“We’re a money-losing company,” Musk added. “This is not some situation where, for example, we are just greedy capitalists who decided to skimp on safety in order to have more profits and dividends and that kind of thing. ...
WannaCry attack lifts shares in cybersecurity firm Sophos to record high image
....3% today,” said Nicholas Hyett, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. “Shareholders are being rewarded with a dramatically increased dividend, and as a provider of an increasingly vital service with a strong recurring revenue base, the future looks bright for the group. ...
Lloyds should give the backslapping a rest after sale of government stake | Nils Pratley image
.... “We’ve turned the group around,” declared boss António Horta-Osório. The investor relations department found the most flattering way to present the state’s investment return: including dividends, £894m more has been returned than the £21. ...
Labour's water renationalisation plan is a damp squib | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 07:34:13 PM
....5% for 10 years. It might cost £69bn to buy the entire water industry – that’s the value of the regulated assets – but the companies would arrive with income streams in the form of dividends. ...
Giant US fund manager to shake up UK investment market by halving fees image
....Set up in 1974 by financier John Bogle, Vanguard pioneered index investing – which aims to replicate the performance of a specific share index such as the FTSE 100 – with the world’s first mutual index fund available to the general public. It is client-owned, so does not pay dividends to shareholders. ...
General election 2017: Labour 'plans water industry nationalisation' image
....Under proposals to be outlined in its manifesto on Tuesday, Labour would create nine new public bodies to run the water and sewage system in England. By ending the practice of paying dividends to shareholders, party sources say bills would be reduced by around £100 a year per household. ...
Battle ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 01:14:58 AM
....The rest of the government's income comes from a variety of sources. These include interest - for example on student loans; dividends - for example from holdings of Royal Bank of Scotland shares; and profits from assets - including the leasing of 4G mobile licences. ...
Sterling falls after Bank report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:59:40 AM
....Centrica, the British Gas owner, fell a further 5. 4% after it went ex-dividend and JP Morgan cut its rating to "underweight" from "overweight". ...
BT to shed 4,000 jobs in new overhaul image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:30:14 AM
....". It added that the results were broadly in line with the revised outlook that it issued in January, and that it intended to continue to increase its dividends to shareholders. ...
Staley might be right: UK immigration policy could be key to City's future | Nils Pratley image
.... In short, the path to “strong sustainable shareholder returns” will be long and winding. The dividend is being chopped in half and top-line profits will fall this year, even from the latest tally of £304m that was itself £16m short of target. ...
TalkTalk slumps 11% on profit warning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:06:26 AM
. TalkTalk shares have fallen almost 11% after the broadband provider cut its dividend and warned profits will fall. ...
Dulux owner Akzo Nobel owner rejects third PPG takeover bid image
.... . It has promised to increase its dividend for 2017 by half and pay a 1bn euro special cash dividend in November. ...
What’s it like to lose £350m? A rogue trader confesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 08:00:27 AM
....And boy did he bet. He took increasingly extreme positions and when they failed to return dividends, he covered up losses in his trading books that he estimated to be around $100m (£78m). ...
Apple can’t just make iPhones for ever. What’s next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 06:00:25 AM
....It is true that the last of the five profits warnings in the past four years arrived a few weeks after the end of Pearson’s financial year, but it was a humdinger of a warning. It signalled a cut in the dividend this year, thereby removing the sole source of solace for investors during Fallon’s ill-starred reign. ...
General election 2017: Lib Dems pledge winter fuel cuts to protect pensions image
....Under the proposals, an estimated 600,000 pensioners with annual incomes above about £45,000 - 5% of those under 80 and 2% of over-80s - would lose the winter fuel payment, saving the Treasury around £105m. Earlier, the Liberal Democrats pledged to raise an additional £6bn a year to improve the health and social care system with a penny-in-the-pound rise on all income tax bands and on dividends. ...
Value of the £5 note: How fiver has changed since old note introduced image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 01:41:00 PM
....Ms Deaves added: "It is interesting to note that despite the ups and downs in the stock market, UK shares have outpaced cash over this period. "If people had invested in 1957 their investment would have outstripped inflation many times over, which suggests that taking a longer-term view of investing can pay dividends. ...
Why has the pound shrugged off Theresa May's EU argy-bargy? | Nils Pratley image
....That doesn’t need to be a catastrophe for Next’s investors. The company is still pumping out cash and the second of this year’s semi-guaranteed special dividends of 45p is now nailed down. ...
HSBC spends more on fighting financial crime as profits fall by 19% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 05:55:16 AM
....According to reports, on which HSBC declined to comment, the court is widening the investigation to study the flow of funds from its Swiss private bank into other international banks. Mackay indicated the close oversight of the bank linked to the DPA may have an impact on its ability to release capital from its US operations, which have just paid a dividend to the parent company for the first time in 10 years. ...
Adam Crozier will leave ITV looking a picture of health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:50:32 PM
.... But there’s another way to view the screen: ITV has overcome bigger hurdles. Back in 2010, the company carried so much debt it couldn’t afford to pay a dividend. ...
Sainsbury's warns of rising costs as profits fall 8.2% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:27:59 AM
....Sainsbury's shares were the biggest faller on the London FTSE 100 index, dropping more than 2% in the first 20 minutes of trade. The full-year dividend paid to shareholders has been reduced by 15. ...
BP profits helped by higher oil prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:22:12 AM
....Reported oil and gas production was 5% higher than same period in 2016. BP held the quarterly dividend at 10 cents. ...
Repeats to fade: how big-budget drama is taking over television image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 02:07:13 PM
....UKTV is embracing a Netflix-style approach and ploughing £150m annually into new shows, with about a third of that on original commissions. Childs says the policy is paying dividends as eight out of 10 of the top shows on Dave are now original content, a big change from the channel’s historical lineup. ...
Fangs: the lightning rise of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
.... Paradoxically, each tax holiday increases the need for the next, because companies start holding ever greater amounts of their tax offshore in the expectation that the next Republican government will announce a new one. In the expectation of just that, which would allow a flood of onshored income to boost dividend payouts and share buybacks, investors have been buying up stocks in companies with foreign holdings. ...
Sir Martin Sorrell's pay package plunges from £70m to £48m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 10:22:43 AM
....2m maximum this year. From 2018, that will fall to between £18m and £13m as dividend equivalent payments are scrapped. ...
Will Lloyds chief enjoy plain sailing or will he jump ship? | Nils Pratley image
.... Brexit-related uncertainties are a background worry since Lloyds is a proxy for the performance of the UK economy, but the major restructuring is over. It’s now a matter of deciding how generous to be with shareholders’ dividends while setting the correct rate of investment in digital innovations. ...
Pound hits seven-month dollar high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 08:13:10 AM
....17. A number of shares were trading lower after turning ex-dividend - or trading without the right to the latest dividend - including Legal & General, ITV and Informa. ...
Lloyds profits double to £1.3bn despite PPI and fraud payouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:33:22 AM
....5% to 70p, remaining below the 73. 6p average price per share at which the government bailed out the bank following the HBOS rescue in 2008, but buoyed by hopes of future dividend payments to shareholders. ...
Andrew Tyrie, scourge of bankers, deserves new City role | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 06:18:25 PM
.... It’s just that, as one goes down the profit and loss account, the numbers aren’t as sparkling as they used to be. Profit before tax (£565m) and earnings per share improved by 6%, and the dividend was lifted similarly. ...
Tax raid postponed as ministers rush through finance bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 04:42:20 PM
....The decision to hold a snap election on 8 June means ministers are having to rush through legislation before parliament closes for business, and as a result ministers have effectively ditched the majority of the finance bill in a bid to ensure it gets through. Key measures dropped include a plan to slash the tax-free dividend allowance from £5,000 to £2,000 from April 2018, and a big cut in the amount that many over-55s can save into their pensions. ...
Virgin, Stagecoach and France's SNCF link up for HS2 bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 12:47:58 PM
....”. As well as representing a lucrative prize – Branson and Stagecoach have shared dividends worth more than £500m from the west coast service alone since 1997 – the contest will see First Group and Virgin square up in a repeat of the 2012 bidding war that derailed rail franchising in Britain. ...
Offer for Dulux owner AkzoNobel raised again image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:08:17 AM
....The latest offer is critical of AkzoNobel's own plan, announced on 19 April, to split the Netherlands-based group into two: one part concentrating on paint and the other on chemicals. PPG said: "As evidenced by the decline in AkzoNobel's stock price since its investor update, the capital markets have not recognized any additional value from its new standalone plan, including the enhanced regular dividend and special dividend that AkzoNobel has proposed for 2017. ...
Tory energy bill cap dents Centrica and SSE share prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 09:05:46 AM
....Experts at Jefferies, the stockbroker, said that if the company offset the pain by making its fixed deals more expensive – as seems likely across the industry – it would reduce the loss to £150m. Several analysts said a price cap could hit the ability of Centrica to pay a dividend to shareholders. ...
Lloyds: Taxpayers get all their money back after rescue image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 05:01:52 PM
Lloyds bank bailout repaid in full, says Philip Hammond image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 05:00:20 PM
....Speaking on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund meeting in Washington on Friday, Hammond said the government was “not in the business of owning banks” and on the brink of selling off the last of its stake. The Treasury is able to make its claim by including £400m in dividend payments received from Lloyds as well as from selling shares in the bank. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off: only time will tell how green it is | Nils Pratley image
.... Macquarie is a financial conglomerate operating around the world with competing internal claims on its capital. If, at some point in the middle distance, it decides that green infrastructure in the UK is not as appealing as it used to be, there seems to be nothing to prevent the new owner from liquidating investments, paying itself a fat dividend and reallocating capital to, say, oil pipelines in the US. ...
Here’s how to civilise Uber, and make the other ‘death stars’ work for us too | Deborah Orr image
....There is a huge opportunity for global death stars to be transformed into cooperative companies. Such companies would work in the interests of all of their participants and pay dividends to them – you could call these a citizen’s income. ...
BHS workers share £1m payout over failed redundancy process image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 06:59:27 AM
....The retailer lasted just a year under the control of Chappell’s consortium and its unravelling finances would become the subject of a high-profile parliamentary inquiry which concluded that the company had been systematically plundered by its owners. During his ownership, the Green family and other shareholders collected at least £580m from BHS in dividends, rental payments and interest on loans. ...
Drax investors rebel on bosses' pay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 04:07:48 PM
....It said that Will Gardiner's bonus was "excessive" given the power company's performance the previous year. Underlying profits fell from £46m to £21m for 2016 and the dividend was slashed from 5. ...
Employment is high, skills are in demand. So why is pay still not rising? | Larry Elliott image
.... Tumbling oil prices had left inflation at zero and after a couple of years of falling unemployment, annual wage growth was nudging 3%. Rising real earnings translated into a feel-good factor that delivered a political dividend for the Conservatives. ...
WH Smith profits rise thanks to travel sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 07:33:36 AM
....Overall profits in the first six months of the company's financial year rose from £80m to £83m. It increased its dividend payout to shareholders by 9%. ...
Unilever bins Flora – but butters up its shareholders | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:21:41 PM
. Complacent? Us? Try a €5bn share buyback, a 12% better dividend, deeper cost savings and a firm target for profit margins in 2020. ...
Unilever to ditch Flora and Stork as consumers turn to butter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 07:59:35 AM
....Unilever also announced it would spend €5bn (£4. 3bn) on buying back its own shares – which should push the price of the shares up – and would increase its dividend payout to shareholders by12% this year. ...
Pearson share slide drags down FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 07:40:37 AM
.... . The company, which reported the biggest annual loss in its history earlier this year, was the biggest loser on the FTSE 100 after going ex-dividend. ...
What time is the ISA deadline TONIGHT?  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 09:38:00 AM
....“Over the long term this can have a big effect on returns. Early bird investors gain up to a whole year of dividends and potential growth in the stock market ahead of those who leave it until the last minute. ...
Warren Buffett appears on Cherry Coke cans in China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:15:19 AM
....Berkshire Hathaway's links to Coca-Cola go back more than 25 years. In its most recent annual report it said it had made gains of more than $15bn (£12bn), excluding quarterly dividends, from its investment. ...

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