Global dividends paid hit new high, but rate of growth slowing - Janus Henderson report

Jonathan Boyd
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The latest Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index measurement suggests that globally, companies have never paid out as much by way of dividends, yet the underlying rate of growth in the dividends measured has slowed. Global dividends hit $513.8bn in the second quarter of 2019, which was up 1.1% on the same period a year ago, and set a new record for the period. Several markets, such as Japan, Canada, France and Indonesia broke all-time records in terms of dividends paid, while the Dividend Index itself rose to a record measure of 191. The forecast full year dividend remains unchange...

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Jonathan Boyd
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Jonathan Boyd

Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope.