BHP sees strong China demand, declares dividend bonanza

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A tonne of nickel powder made by BHP Group sits in a warehouse at its Nickel West division, south of Perth MELBOURNE (Reuters) – BHP Group (NYSE:) on Tuesday reported its best first-half profit in seven years and declared a record interim dividend, as top metals user China’s strong appetite for […]

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Global dividend plunge to be worst since financial crisis

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Passersby wearing protective face masks are reflected on a screen displaying stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – The coronavirus crisis will see the world’s biggest firms slash dividend payouts between 17%-23% this year or what could be as much $ 400 billion, a new […]

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Russia in talks with Netherlands on changing tax deal, could raise tax on dividend to 15%

© Reuters. MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Finance Ministry said on Wednesday it had proposed to the Netherlands to revise the countries’ bilateral tax agreement and raise taxes on dividends to 15%. President Vladimir Putin proposed this year that a 15% tax on all interest and dividend payments leaving Russia be imposed starting next year to […]

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Saudi Aramco profit falls 25% but dividend in line with planned payout for year

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Branded oil tanks at a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq 2/2 By Hadeel Al Sayegh and Rania El Gamal DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Aramco (SE:), the world’s top oil exporting company, on Tuesday reported a 25% fall in first-quarter net profit, missing analyst estimates, but its quarterly dividend was […]

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Sinopec Offers Record Dividend as Fuels Power Profit Higher

© Bloomberg. Signage for a China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) gas station stands illuminated at dusk in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Sinopec is scheduled to report second-quarter results on Aug. 25. (Bloomberg) — China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., the world’s biggest refiner, will pay a record-high dividend as its massive […]

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