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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....2m maximum this year. From 2018, that will fall to between £18m and £13m as dividend equivalent payments are scrapped. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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. ...
Lloyds to shrink hundreds of UK branches to two staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:29:14 PM
....3bn bailout at the height of the financial crisis in 2008. This includes about £500m in payouts to shareholders since the bank resumed paying dividends in 2014 as it has returned to profit growth in recent years. ...
Global productivity slowdown risks creating instability, warns IMF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:56:41 PM
....”. The IMF chief urged countries that had received large numbers of refugees to integrate immigrant workers and help create a “younger and more dynamic workforce, with growth and productivity dividends”. ...
British rail is nationalised all over again – by foreign states image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 02:59:28 PM
.... Dividends paid last year included £15m to Deutsche Bahn via Arriva Wales, £20m to Northern owner (until April 2016) Abellio, and a share of £59m from Govia’s franchises to SNCF. A 2013 report by the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change at the University of Manchester found that the Wales and Northern franchises had paid out similar levels of dividend, £176m, between 2007 and 2011, accounting for all of their profits – profits that wouldn’t exist without £2. ...
Energy price cap would damage competition, says SSE boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 12:51:29 PM
....08 million customers, had no choice over its decision to raise electricity prices by 15% as it would have lost money if it had not acted, Phillips-Davies said. On Wednesday the company said its dividend cover would keep pace with inflation in coming years but warned it would be at the low end of expectations in 2017/18 due of lower profits in its network division and the low price secured for providing standby power next winter. ...
Older savers taking big market risks to trump inflation image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 08:25:00 AM
....Yet the benchmark FTSE 100 index of top UK firms has grown almost 20 per cent over the last 12 months, with an average yield of 3. 69 per cent from company dividends on top. ...
Tesco has settled with the SFO – but it faces more headaches ahead | Nils Pratley image
.... Few would doubt his regime has restored Tesco’s competitiveness, but it hasn’t yet delivered for shareholders. The share price is still below 200p, as it was in 2014, and the restoration of a dividend – due this year – is merely happening on time, rather than ahead of schedule. ...
The death of the mortgage salesman is unfortunately premature image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
.... That’s £200m that wasn’t being paid out in the past, and will have to be found from somewhere. Will it (a) mean shareholders of the banks will receive lower dividends; or (b) be passed on to the customer? I’ll leave you to work that one out. ...
Bonus for Pearson chief despite biggest loss in company's history image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 03:30:57 PM
....In January the company slashed its profit forecast for this year by £180m to £570m-£630m, and scrapped its target of £800m for next year. It also said it was “rebasing” its dividend policy. ...
What next for Next? Decline, if it comes, should still be profitable | Nils Pratley image
....Add it all up and Next’s current troubles don’t look severe, assuming it remembers who its customers are. This is still a business that expects to generate surplus cash this year of £300m after capital expenditure and after paying an ordinary dividend that offers a yield of 3. ...
Next sees first annual profit fall in eight years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:24:09 AM
....Despite the fall, investors sent Next shares 8% higher on Thursday. Richard Hunter, head of research at Wilson King Investment Management, said investors were pleased with growth in the directory business and further details on a special dividend. ...
Thames Water hit with record £20m fine for huge sewage leaks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:49:38 AM
....Thames Water, which is the UK’s biggest water company and serves about a quarter of the population, was fined £1m in 2016 for repeated discharges of sewage into the Grand Union canal in Hertfordshire and £380,000 later the same year, after a sewage leak in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Chilterns. Thames Water made an operating profit of £742m in 2015-16 and paid out £82m in dividends. ...
London's leading shares lose ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:45:47 AM
Eight tax changes savers should watch out for from April 2017 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 01:47:00 PM
....       Scottish tax powers. Mr Cox said: “From April the Scottish Parliament will receive a package of new powers including the power to set the rates and bands of income tax on non-savings and non-dividend income. ...
Sir Philip Green 'could get £15m refund from £363m BHS payout' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:30:06 AM
....Green owned BHS for 15 years until he sold it to Dominic Chappell, a former bankrupt with no retail experience, for just £1 in March 2015. During his ownership, the Green family and other shareholders collected at least £580m from BHS in dividends, rental payments and interest on loans. ...
YouTube is like the wild west – why won't Google pay to clean it up? image
.... There is scope to cut costs and both principal shareholders expect the new business to be self-funding. If so, Vodafone shareholders can stop worrying so fretfully about the safety of the overall group dividend. ...
Jamie Oliver to launch new show as part of deal with Channel 4 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 03:41:50 PM
....Oliver’s empire saw total pre-tax profits rise from £200,000 in 2014 to £10. 2m in 2015, enough to allow him to reportedly pocket a £3m dividend. ...
Unilever bids to heal shareholder rift amid 'garage sale' warnings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 01:46:15 PM
....Unilever is drawing up plans to heal a rift among shareholders triggered by its rejection of a $143bn (£115bn) bid from Kraft Heinz, amid a warning that Britain could become home to “a garage sale” unless there is protection for domestic companies from foreign takeovers. Next month the owner of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will announce the results of a review aimed at improving investor returns, with the sale of its spreads business and a one-off special dividend among the options being considered. ...
'Brothers bling': lawsuit puts Nick and Christian Candy in spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 09:00:35 AM
.... Over the last two years, his brother has made him a series of valuable gifts – a penthouse overlooking Hyde Park worth £160m, a £95m Chelsea townhouse and £10m in cash. Holyoake’s lawyers described these as dividends in kind from the profits of CPC. ...
Anglo American soars as billionaire buys 12% stake image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:20:01 AM
....8bn) for 2015 following the plunge in commodity prices. However, its shares jumped nearly 300% last year and in February the company said it would resume paying dividends and slow down the pace of asset sales. ...
Zara founder to receive £1.1bn payout after record sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:47:42 AM
....1bn) from Inditex, the Spanish company he started more than four decades ago, which owns Zara and many other brands. Ortega, 80, is still the biggest shareholder in Galicia-based Inditex and will receive the cash as dividend payments after the company revealed record financial results for 2016. ...
Bogus self-employment exploits workers and scams the taxman | Paul Mason image
....In 2014 the government legislated that if a worker is “under the control, direction and supervision” of a construction company they must be deemed an employee, and the company becomes liable for NICs. In response, workers are being forced to operate via “umbrella companies” paying themselves a tiny salary and large dividends, to avoid tax. ...
Savers and Pensions: How the Chancellor's spring BUDGET plans can affect you  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:23:00 PM
....”. The Chancellor’s controversial new National Insurance hike for the self-employed and cuts to their tax-free dividends allowance is not set to come into force until April 2018, which is when things could turn really ugly. ...
Bovis in talks with rival builder Galliford Try after rejecting £1bn offer image
....75% to Bovis shareholders. Redrow said its offer was worth the equivalent of 814p per Bovis share out of cash, new Redrow shares and dividend payments. ...
Isas back in favour after tax allowance hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:28 AM
.... The previous chancellor, George Osborne, introduced a series of measures that rendered them unnecessary for most ordinary savers. People can now earn up to £1,000 interest on cash savings, and were in line to obtain up to £5,000 in share dividends without having to declare it to the Treasury. ...
Budget 2017: tax on dividends will be a raid on 2 million small investors image
....6bn tax raid on more than 2 million people, many of whom are “ordinary investors” who have turned to the stock market because interest rates are so low. Those affected will typically have to pay several hundred pounds more in tax each year on the dividend income they receive from their shares-based investments – though some with large portfolios could face an annual “hit” of £1,000-plus. ...
Striver? Tory architect of austerity George Osborne banks £1m fortune image
....He also collects a £120,000-a-year “stipend” from a US Republican thinktank, and received an estimated £100,000 advance for his forthcoming book Age of Unreason which explores the rise of “populist nationalism”. Then there is an annual dividend of £44,000 from his family’s upmarket wallpaper business, Osborne & Little – and it is all on top of his £75,000 salary as the Right Honourable member for Tatton. ...
Ferrari gives up F1 stake in exchange for Liberty Media stock image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 04:46:33 PM
....4 million in cash (including $2. 7 million of previously undistributed dividends), 145 thousand Liberty Media Corporation shares and $911 thousand of Liberty Media exchangeable notes”. ...
Shell sells oil sands assets as boss warns on clean energy challenge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:18:53 AM
....Analysts welcomed the deal, under which Shell has agreed to sell its existing and undeveloped Canadian oil sands prospect to Canadian Natural Resources and to cut its share in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) to 10% from 60%. “This significant divestment should help de-gear Shell’s balance sheet over 2017 and help remove concerns around the dividend,” said Biraj Borkhataria, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets. ...
Savers urged to use THIS simple trick to beat dividend tax changes image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:32:00 PM
....2million people - including around seven per cent of pensioners - will be impacted by the changes revealed in the 2017 Budget. But there are simple steps to beat dividend tax, which sees as much as 38. ...
Hammond seems to be expecting business rates storm to just blow over image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:42:51 PM
.... But he sounded like a politician who has calculated that the twice-a-decade storm over business rates will blow over eventually and the “medium term” can mean whatever the government wants it to. If the tax raid on self-employed people seemed very un-Conservative, so did the cut in the tax-free allowance on dividend income enjoyed by wealthy investors in shares. ...
Few will spot the difference in national insurance – at first | Patrick Collinson image
.... A swath of middle-class high earners, especially in the media industry, have reduced their tax bills by arranging to be paid through personal service companies. But from next year they will be forced to pay an extra £975 a year in tax, after Hammond also reduced the tax break on paying yourself through dividends. ...
Budget 2017: Tax-free dividend allowance slashed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 06:04:27 PM
. Businesses owners who pay themselves in dividends on top of a small salary will be hit by a change announced in the Budget. ...
Philip Hammond breaks manifesto pledge with budget tax grab image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 04:05:32 PM
.... “The manifesto is not the place you should be looking for it; you should be looking for it in the legislation,” the spokesperson said. The policy change comes alongside a cut in the tax-free threshold for dividends, which the Treasury believes encourages high-paid individuals to set themselves up as companies artificially. ...
Self-employed hit by national insurance hike in budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:24:49 PM
....However, some self-employed people appeared to have been insulated from another of the chancellor’s new initiatives. The changes to the taxation of dividends was criticised for “leaving the door open to massive tax avoidance” by wealthy people working for their own companies. ...
Budget 2017: What it means for you image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:09:53 PM
...."The chancellor should not forget that growth in self-employment has driven our labour market in recent years and punitive rises in tax will make many people have second thoughts about striking out on their own," said Chris Bryce, chief executive of IPSE. Director shareholders will see a tax break reduced on the dividends they receive. ...
Budget 2017: Blow for pensioners as tax-free dividend allowance SLASHED image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 01:44:00 PM
....Dividends are annual cash payments made to holders of certain shares, they provide a vital source of income to many pensioners who rely on savings in retirement. Many people pick certain shares solely based upon their dividend payouts. ...
Key points of the budget 2017 – at a glance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:41:30 PM
....Cut from £5,000 to £2,000 from April 2018. RM: This is another change that may annoy traditional Conservatives, but will please those who have long thought it unfair that shareholders can gain tax advantages by taking earnings through dividends rather than a salary. ...
Savers are getting worse return than ever while risk takers are benefiting image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....The UK equity income fund sector is one of the most popular for those happy to try stocks and shares. Funds invest in a spread of top UK companies for dividend income and capital growth, with many yielding around 4 per cent. ...
Reality Check image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:31:56 AM
....The category of tax that has been rising strikingly and is mainly responsible for the increase next year is "other". That includes the new dividend tax regime, the increased insurance premium tax and a higher rate of stamp duty land tax for second homes. ...
Deutsche Bank shares hit by cash call image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 04:57:28 PM
....Deutsche aims to cut costs from 24. 1bn euros to 22bn euros by 2018, as well as resume paying a "competitive dividend" to shareholders. ...
Topshop owner to double contributions to plug pension deficit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 03:28:55 PM
....Green owned BHS for 15 years until he sold it to Dominic Chappell, a former bankrupt, for just £1 in March 2015. During his ownership, the Green family and other shareholders collected at least £580m from BHS in dividends, rental payments and interest on loans. ...
Snap and Sorrell are wrong: powerful bosses can become untouchable insiders image
....Is there anyone who thinks Snap Inc, the firm behind Snapchat, was justified in issuing shares with zero voting rights? To most minds, Snap’s innovation undermined the whole concept of a shareholding carrying rights of ownership. If a shareholder can’t vote on corporate resolutions, like the appointment of directors and auditors and the payment of dividends, they’ve just bought a ticket to a show. ...
Big returns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:39:06 AM
.... That sum includes £8,000 in capital gains, and £4,000 in income. His fund is one of the least volatile, and is the only one in the sector not to have cut its dividend in the last decade. ...
The Observer view on the Snap flotation | Observer editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:04:29 AM
....Snap’s founders argue this will give them the freedom to build the company for the long term, without getting bogged down by the tedious accountability faced by most publicly listed companies. There is no doubt that Anglo-American corporate governance, dubbed “quarterly capitalism” by its critics, can undermine long-termism, as the asset managers who dominate company AGMs chase short-term dividends over long-term economic value. ...
UK’s star fund manager aims to win over the older savers market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 07:00:08 AM
....It says it will pay an initial 5% income, it is looked after by the most successful investment manager of his generation, it can be put into a tax-free Isa and comes under the financial services compensation scheme. With building society accounts paying just 1% on deposits, should savers take the risk of investing in Neil Woodford’s new Income Focus fund of high dividend-paying shares?. ...
LSE chief says he'll stay as EU looks set to block Deutsche Börse merger image
.... He has issued several warnings about Brexit, and said 232,000 financial services jobs could be lost across the UK. The LSE, which has tried twice previously to merge with Deutsche Börse, is itself listed on its stock market where its shares dipped after the results despite the 20% rise in the dividend to 43. ...

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