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  • The Seven Stars in Kyushu luxury train, operated by Kyushu Railway Co., stops at Hakata Station in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.

    Japan's largest IPO this year, Kyushu Railway, turned out to be just the ticket for yield-starved investors, taking the fast track higher on Tuesday.

  • Kyushu Railway is a keeper: Investor

    Kyushu Railway's strong balance sheet and 3 percent dividend make it a solid investment, says Jesper Koll, CEO at WisdomTree Japan KK.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- AT&T Inc shareholders who have profited for most of 2016 from owning a major telecommunications provider with a strong dividend yield are now tied to a controversial media acquisition that comes with new growth potential but also fresh risks. AT&T shareholders so far have panned the $85 billion cash-and-stock purchase of Time Warner...

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    Wall Street gurus favor dividend-paying stocks for their steady returns. For most Americans, they remain among the surest paths to wealth.

  • *Refutes allegations of illegal fund transfer from Nigeria. JOHANNESBURG, Oct 24- MTN Group's next chief executive will take over three months ahead of plan, the South African telecoms company announced on Monday, as the firm faces allegations it illegally moved $14 billion out of Nigeria. Shuter, a South African-born banker with background in risk management,...

  • NEW YORK— Bank of America's third-quarter profits rose nearly 6 percent from a year earlier, helped by strong results in investment banking and trading as well as lower expenses. The consumer banking giant said Monday it earned $4.45 billion in the three months ending in September after paying dividends to preferred shareholders, up from $4.178 billion in the...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks gave up large gains and finished barely higher Friday. Banks and technology companies traded higher, while stocks that pay large dividends fell thanks to a jump in bond yields. The Dow Jones industrial average inched up 39.44 points, or 0.2 percent, at 18,138.38.

  • What's working: Emerging opportunities

    Jon Hirtle, Hirtle Callaghan & Co., says on the margin, he is looking to own more stocks than bonds, and looking at emerging markets for investment opportunities.

  • The $27 billion hedge fund also said Samsung should consider other moves to benefit shareholders, including listing its operating company on the U.S. Nasdaq stock exchange, and paying a $37 billion special dividend from its $70 billion cash pile. Elliott said the new holding company should look at a possible all-stock merger with Samsung C&T Corp- the...

  • ABB to launch $3 billion share buyback program

    Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO of ABB, says the company has lots of opportunities to fund organic growth and discusses the possibility of future M&A.

  • Election buying opportunity?

    The "Fast Money" traders share their takes on the financial sector following JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon's response to Hillary Clinton's negative rhetoric towards Wells Fargo.

  • Time to dump dividends?

    The "Fast Money" traders share their takes on dividend stocks.

  • *OPEC deal boosts energy shares, drugmakers down. LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters)- European shares ended flat on Thursday as losses among drugmakers offset energy share gains following an OPEC deal to cut output, while Commerzbank slid after the German lender froze dividend payments. Ronny Claeys, senior strategist at KBC Asset Management, said the OPEC agreement was...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 29- Germany's Commerzbank will cut more than a fifth of its workforce and suspend its dividend as it tackles the challenges of low interest rates, weak profits and the shift to online banking. Germany's second biggest lender said on Thursday it plans to cut 9,600 of its 45,000 full-time positions, a more drastic move than the 10 percent staff...

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    Goldman Sachs recommends fiscal spending stocks for the presidential election.

  • Companies with more female senior managers perform better, with stock returns sometimes more than double less-diverse peers, a new study said.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 23- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told an economic forum on Friday that the policy of state firms channeling 50 percent of their profits for dividends should be carefully considered.

  • EPS 65- 70 cents vs est. The media company, which owns cable networks Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, halved its dividend to 20 cents per share from 40 cents as it looks to pay down debt. Last month, controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone, and his daughter Shari Redstone, won the battle for control of Viacom, resulting in the departure of Viacom's former CEO...

  • Sept 21- Viacom Inc slashed its quarterly dividend by 50 percent on Wednesday and said interim Chief Executive Tom Dooley would leave the company. The media company, which owns cable networks Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, halved its dividend to 20 cents per share from 40 cents as it looks to pay down debt. Last month, controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone,...

  • Sept 20- Microsoft Corp on Tuesday raised its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and said it would buy back up to $40 billion as part of a new share repurchase program. The company raised its dividend to 39 cents per share, up 3 cents from the previous quarter. The company also said it was on track to complete its current $40 billion stock repurchase program by Dec. 31.