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.... So, yes, if one takes the cheerful view, another “legacy issue” – as the bank’s chief executive, Ross McEwan, calls them – is being resolved. Bring on the dividends for us shareholders, then? Unfortunately not – or not yet. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....At its annual meeting in March, chairman Richard Burrows toasted a “vintage year” for BAT, as profits rose 4% to £5. 2bn after investors took their cut – their dividend had increased by 10%. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....But the most obvious explanation of all is that the people running companies are dominated by short-term performance targets and the need to keep shareholders sweet. Up until the 1980s, investment by the US corporate sector averaged 4% of GDP while dividends averaged 2% of GDP. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 16th of July 2017 01:11:02 PM
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....92m after this “robust performance”. The reward comes after years of bumper dividend payouts which have doubled from 32. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The index also emphasizes that the top performing countries, including Sweden, Belgium and Denmark, have room for improvement and that the success they have had could be reversed through legislative attempts to weaken laws that protect the poorest members of society. “For most rich countries,” the report says, “the main body of policies measured by the index was introduced in a different period of history, when significant action in these areas was broadly accepted as the right thing to do and paid dividends in terms of social and economic progress. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. The chief executive of construction and support services company Carillion has stepped down as the firm warned on profits and scrapped its dividend following a Brexit-related slowdown in orders, news which sent its shares plunging almost 40%. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... “As the year progresses it gets increasingly challenging [to solve this by the end of the year],” Ewen Stevenson, finance director of RBS, told analysts. McEwan said the settlement with the FHFA was a “good step forward” but did not solve all the barriers facing the bank’s ability to start paying dividends for the first time in a decade. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....1bn it would have got in an outright sale of the business back in 2012. However, he added that the joint venture with Bertelsmann and staged exit has proved to be more beneficial as it has been more tax efficient and over the last five years the book publisher has returned £300m in dividends to Pearson. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 11th of July 2017 08:07:44 AM
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....Zuckerberg’s got some cheek. The idea of a universal basic income is all very well and good in sparsely populated Alaska, where revenues from natural oil fund a modest annual dividend to the state’s permanent residents that in the last decade has varied between $800 and $2,000. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 10th of July 2017 09:00:01 AM
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. Investors are enjoying a stellar 2017, with rising share prices being supplemented by record-breaking dividend payments, new research shows. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Worldpay shareholders would own about 41% of the new group. The value of the deal varies with Vantiv’s share price but when it was announced it valued Worldpay shares at 385p each, including a 5p dividend. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 5th of July 2017 03:04:35 PM
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.... The issue remains unresolved. By this point, the private developer of Oval Quarter had paid its owners, Pinnacle and Higgins, £10m each in dividends. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 21st of July 2017 05:00:09 AM
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.... For the very wealthy, rules are bent to suit their needs. When a dividend tax was readied for 2016-17, the very wealthy took their payments early and avoided £800m, money that could have been used for schools and hospitals. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 16th of July 2017 06:59:34 PM
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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 ]
Sunday 25th of June 2017 02:57:59 PM
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....The east coast line was reprivatised in 2015 after more than five years in the public sector. It had returned more than £1bn in premiums to the Treasury, with dividends on top – a figure that Stagecoach confidently asserted it would trump. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 2nd of July 2017 06:00:21 AM
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.... The company gets an executive with a strong record at easyJet (a trebled share price, £1. 2bn in dividends). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 17th of July 2017 06:22:31 PM
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....”. Sky shareholders can look forward to a £172m special dividend, which the satellite company said it would pay out if the deal did not complete this year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 20th of July 2017 11:26:27 AM
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.... Its name can be reviewed by the business secretary if its use could “cause harm to the public” while the City regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, has the power to prevent the use of the “co-operative” name to to protect consumers. The bank – which has reported five consecutive years of losses – provided a short-update on its strategic plan, showing it might be able to pay dividends to shareholders in 2021. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 26th of June 2017 05:25:23 PM
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....And the Murdochs have come under pressure as allegations of sexual harassment have blown up at Fox News in the US – which have so far claimed the jobs of the late chief executive Roger Ailes, co-president Bill Shine and top presenter Bill O’Reilly. If Fox fails to get the Sky deal done this year, which seems increasingly likely, the company has agreed to pay investors a special dividend equating to about £172m. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 13th of July 2017 03:18:55 PM
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....”. The group said it was maintaining its target of increasing the year’s dividend by at least RPI inflation, which was welcomed by analysts. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 20th of July 2017 05:28:01 PM
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....5%, so the government stood to gain little or nothing from the move over the life of the parliament. But in the longer term, the double lock was due to pay dividends. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 27th of June 2017 05:04:26 PM
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....Pearson is still going to own a quarter of Penguin Random House, so it’s not too late to hope that it can learn to tell a story like it is. Please, drop this bland corporate talk about “rebasing” the dividend. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 05:28:01 PM
....”. The group said it was maintaining its target of increasing the year’s dividend by at least RPI inflation, which was welcomed by analysts. ...
Culture secretary keeps Rupert Murdoch waiting over Sky deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 11:26:27 AM
....”. Sky shareholders can look forward to a £172m special dividend, which the satellite company said it would pay out if the deal did not complete this year. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:01:43 AM
. Investors are enjoying a stellar 2017, with rising share prices being supplemented by record-breaking dividend payments, new research shows. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 11:01:34 PM
....The index also emphasizes that the top performing countries, including Sweden, Belgium and Denmark, have room for improvement and that the success they have had could be reversed through legislative attempts to weaken laws that protect the poorest members of society. “For most rich countries,” the report says, “the main body of policies measured by the index was introduced in a different period of history, when significant action in these areas was broadly accepted as the right thing to do and paid dividends in terms of social and economic progress. ...
The Guardian view on the 1%: all gain, no pain | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 06:59:34 PM
.... For the very wealthy, rules are bent to suit their needs. When a dividend tax was readied for 2016-17, the very wealthy took their payments early and avoided £800m, money that could have been used for schools and hospitals. ...
Governments have to invest in the fourth industrial revolution | Larry Elliott image
....But the most obvious explanation of all is that the people running companies are dominated by short-term performance targets and the need to keep shareholders sweet. Up until the 1980s, investment by the US corporate sector averaged 4% of GDP while dividends averaged 2% of GDP. ...
Rupert Murdoch will not offer new Sky deal to culture secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 03:18:55 PM
....And the Murdochs have come under pressure as allegations of sexual harassment have blown up at Fox News in the US – which have so far claimed the jobs of the late chief executive Roger Ailes, co-president Bill Shine and top presenter Bill O’Reilly. If Fox fails to get the Sky deal done this year, which seems increasingly likely, the company has agreed to pay investors a special dividend equating to about £172m. ...
The rehabilitation of RBS is painful, costly – and nowhere near over | Nils Pratley image
.... So, yes, if one takes the cheerful view, another “legacy issue” – as the bank’s chief executive, Ross McEwan, calls them – is being resolved. Bring on the dividends for us shareholders, then? Unfortunately not – or not yet. ...
RBS to pay $5.5bn penalty over US loan misselling scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 12:55:36 PM
.... “As the year progresses it gets increasingly challenging [to solve this by the end of the year],” Ewen Stevenson, finance director of RBS, told analysts. McEwan said the settlement with the FHFA was a “good step forward” but did not solve all the barriers facing the bank’s ability to start paying dividends for the first time in a decade. ...
Pearson picks up $1bn from Penguin – but no treat for investors | Nils Pratley image
....Pearson is still going to own a quarter of Penguin Random House, so it’s not too late to hope that it can learn to tell a story like it is. Please, drop this bland corporate talk about “rebasing” the dividend. ...
Pearson sells slice of Penguin for $1bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 08:07:44 AM
....1bn it would have got in an outright sale of the business back in 2012. However, he added that the joint venture with Bertelsmann and staged exit has proved to be more beneficial as it has been more tax efficient and over the last five years the book publisher has returned £300m in dividends to Pearson. ...
Carillion boss steps down as shares crash 40% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 09:40:51 AM
. The chief executive of construction and support services company Carillion has stepped down as the firm warned on profits and scrapped its dividend following a Brexit-related slowdown in orders, news which sent its shares plunging almost 40%. ...
Mark Zuckerberg’s got some cheek, advocating a universal basic income | Sonia Sodha image
....Zuckerberg’s got some cheek. The idea of a universal basic income is all very well and good in sparsely populated Alaska, where revenues from natural oil fund a modest annual dividend to the state’s permanent residents that in the last decade has varied between $800 and $2,000. ...
Worldpay buyout by Vantiv reignites debate over foreign takeovers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 03:04:35 PM
.... Worldpay shareholders would own about 41% of the new group. The value of the deal varies with Vantiv’s share price but when it was announced it valued Worldpay shares at 385p each, including a 5p dividend. ...
Decade in the doldrums for hard-hit savers as low interest rates remain the same image
....25 per cent, which means that eight million Britons have not seen an interest rate rise in their adult life, according to figures from Hargreaves Lansdown. Senior analyst Laith Khalaf said if you parked £1,000 in the average cash savings account 10 years ago you would now have just £1,107, which is worth a mere £878 in real terms after adjusting for inflation: “At the same time share prices have soared, so the same money would be worth £1,666 in the stock market with dividends reinvested, or £1,323 after inflation. ...
Forget austerity, here’s who is to blame for your empty pockets | Patrick Collinson image
....92m after this “robust performance”. The reward comes after years of bumper dividend payouts which have doubled from 32. ...
Extra £1bn for Northern Ireland will barely dent public finances image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 05:04:26 PM
....5%, so the government stood to gain little or nothing from the move over the life of the parliament. But in the longer term, the double lock was due to pay dividends. ...
Co-op Bank abandons sale talks as it edges towards rescue deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 05:25:23 PM
.... Its name can be reviewed by the business secretary if its use could “cause harm to the public” while the City regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, has the power to prevent the use of the “co-operative” name to to protect consumers. The bank – which has reported five consecutive years of losses – provided a short-update on its strategic plan, showing it might be able to pay dividends to shareholders in 2021. ...
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. ...
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....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. ...

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