Global dividends suffer biggest quarterly fall since the 2008 financial crisis

Lauren Mason
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Global dividends plummeted by $108.1bn to $382bn in 2Q this year, according to Janus Henderson's latest Global Dividend Index, marking an underlying decline of 19.3% - the biggest fall seen since the study was first launched in 2009. All regions except the US suffered a drop in payouts, with the UK and Europe seeing the biggest falls at 54% and 45% respectively on an underlying basis. France and Spain were the only two individual larger stockmarkets to experience a sharper fall than the UK, as more than half of the UK's companies either cut or cancelled dividends altogether. The UK...

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