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  • Correction: Transocean-Dividend story Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story Aug. 25 about Transocean Ltd., The Associated Press erroneously reported the date of the company's special meeting. Transocean moves to pause dividends, expects $2 B in charges. NEW YORK— With the price of oil at its lowest levels in more than six years, oil rig drilling company Transocean said Tuesday it wants to cancel two quarterly dividend...

  • BHP Billiton's profit tumbles 86%, but shares rise? Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 10:36 PM ET
    BHP Billiton's profit tumbles 86%, but shares rise?

    Despite missing analyst expectations for its full-year profit, investors are still relieved that the results weren't as bad as initially thought, says Scott Phillips, advisor at The Motley Fool.

  • NEW YORK— With the price of oil at its lowest levels in more than six years, oil rig drilling company Transocean said Tuesday it wants to cancel two quarterly dividend payments and also said it could take $2 billion in new impairment charges. Transocean stock has plunged 67 percent over the last year as the price of oil and gas tumbled and companies cut back on...

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 25- BHP Billiton promised to keep its dividends even as it reported its worst underlying profit in a decade on Tuesday, hurt by plunging iron ore, copper, coal and oil prices. BHP and its peers have been hit after they hiked output of iron ore, copper and coal just as demand growth slowed in China, the top global metals consumer, and have been slashing costs...

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 25- BHP Billiton reported its worst underlying profit in a decade on Tuesday, gutted by plunging iron ore, copper, coal and oil prices, and said it would cut spending more deeply to shore up dividends. BHP and its peers have been hit after they hiked output of iron ore, copper and coal just as demand growth slowed in China, the top global metals consumer, and...

  • Oil headed to $32... here's why: Expert Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 6:27 AM ET
    Oil headed to $32... here's why: Expert

    Chris Main, Citi oil strategist, provides his call on the price of oil as 85% of energy stocks now dwell in bear market territory.

  • Energy's big dividend dilemma Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 6:21 AM ET
    Energy's big dividend dilemma

    CNBC's Kate Kelly takes a look at big oil's dividend players and how much the payouts are costing them in a cheap oil environment.

  • Altria Group increases dividend by 8.7 percent Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Altria Group Inc. is boosting its quarterly dividend by 8.7 percent. The increase to 56.5 cents per common share from the prior rate of 52 cents per common share is payable on October 9 shareholders of record as of September 15. The Richmond, Virginia- based maker of Marlboro cigarettes, cigars and smokeless products said the dividend increase reflects...

  • A US dividend record streak that's about to end Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 10:08 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    For three consecutive years, stock dividends have grown by 10 percent or more, but it's looking like the record run will end, S&P predicts.

  • European dividends grow as earnings outlook recovers Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 5:16 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 17- European dividends got a lift in the second quarter amid an improving earnings outlook and post-crisis clean-ups in the financial sector, a report by Henderson Global Investors showed on Monday. Stripping out the impact of the stronger U.S. dollar, which dented growth rates tracked by Henderson's dollar-denominated global dividend index,...

  • Strong dollar hurts dividend payouts Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    Strong dollar hurts dividend payouts

    Ben Lofthouse, fund manager at Henderson Global Investors, says U.S. dollar and sterling investors are seeing a fall in dividends.

  • Dollar bull run hits global dividend payouts Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Stock dividend check

    Strength in the U.S. dollar continues to weigh on dividend payouts, which fell around the world for a third consecutive quarter between April and June, new data from Henderson Global Investors showed.

  • Chief Executive Steve Ingham told Reuters he had seen good growth overall in the majority of its markets, particularly in the UK and United States, helping to offset changes in foreign exchange rates which had a negative impact of 11 million pounds. Recruiters like Michael Page, Hays and Robert Walters are often seen as a bellwether for a country's economic...

  • LONDON, Aug 13- British recruitment firm Michael Page said it would return around 50 million pounds in a special dividend, paying out more than expected sooner, after reporting a higher half-year profit with strong demand in all regions. The company, which mainly finds candidates to fill permanent positions, said on Thursday it would pay a special dividend of 16...

  • Aug 5- Barrick Gold Corp said on Wednesday it is making big strides toward an ambitious debt reduction target, announcing a financing deal for its Dominican mine, the planned sale of a suite of U.S. assets and a 60 percent cut to its dividend. Barrick said it was within striking distance of its target of slashing debt by at least $3 billion this year after doing a...

  • Barrick, the world's biggest gold producer by ounces, said it would, in the next few weeks, start a process to sell its Bald Mountain, Round Mountain, Spring Valley, Ruby Hill, Hilltop and Golden Sunlight assets. The Toronto- based company reported a second quarter net loss of $9 million, or 1 cent a share, compared with a net loss of $269 million, or 23 cents a share, in the...

  • Barrick, the world's biggest gold producer by ounces, said it would, in the next few weeks, start a process to sell its Bald Mountain, Round Mountain, Spring Valley, Ruby Hill, Hilltop and Golden Sunlight assets.

  • *H1 profits tumble 44 pct to $1.8 bln. LONDON, Aug 5- Standard Chartered halved its dividend and said it would raise capital from investors if needed, as new Chief Executive Bill Winters outlined plans to revive a bank hit by a 44 percent slump in first-half profit. Asia- focused Standard Chartered has had a troubled three years, hurt by a weakening in many of its key...

  • Standard Chartered halves dividend, may hike capital Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 5:23 AM ET

    Standard Chartered halved its dividend and said it would raise capital from investors if needed, as new chief executive, Bill Winters, discussed reviving the bank.

  • LONDON, Aug 5- Standard Chartered halved its dividend and said it would raise capital from investors if needed, as new chief Executive Bill Winters outlined his thoughts on reviving a bank hit by a 44 percent slump in first-half profit. Shares in the Asia- focused lender rose 4.5 percent to 994.9 pence on Wednesday as investors welcomed Winters' move to set a target...