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  • By a 2-1 vote, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said a lower court had correctly barred claims that the government overstepped its authority in 2012 by eliminating dividend payouts to various shareholders and requiring the companies to pay the U.S. "For me, it looks like the end of the road," Ellis Phifer, senior market strategist at...

  • *2016 EBITDA $6.1 bln, just ahead of consensus. *Net debt drops to $8.5 bln; eyes $7 bln this year. LONDON, Feb 21- Anglo American aims to reinstate dividends at the end of this year after rising commodity prices helped it to boost earnings and cut debt, it said on Tuesday, adding it would only sell more assets to sharpen its focus and not because it needed money.

  • *2016 EBITDA $6.1 bln, just ahead of consensus. *Net debt drops to $8.5 bln; eyes $7 bln this year. LONDON, Feb 21- Miner Anglo American aims to reinstate dividends at the end of this year after cutting net debt and improving earnings, it said on Tuesday, adding it would only sell more assets to sharpen its focus and not because it needed the money.

  • Feb 21- InterContinental Hotels Group beat 2016 profit forecasts, helped by demand in the Americas, and announced a $400 million special dividend for shareholders that sent its stock to a record high. The company, which runs over 5,000 hotels in about 100 countries under brands such as Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and InterContinental, said on Tuesday it also...

  • BHP's underlying first-half net profit galloped nearly eight-fold to $3.24 billion from $412 million a year earlier, just missing market forecasts for $3.4 billion. It declared a first-half dividend of 40 cents, up from 16 cents a year ago, outpacing a consensus of 34 cents per share. "The numbers are good, eclipsing consensus expectations," said mining analyst...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 21- Mining giant BHP Billiton rewarded shareholders with a bigger than expected dividend on Tuesday, signaling its growing confidence amid a resurgence in commodity prices. The world's biggest miner reported a near eight-fold rise in underlying first-half net profit to $3.24 billion from $412 million a year earlier, just missing market...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 21- Mining giant BHP Billiton rewarded shareholders with a bigger than expected dividend on Tuesday, signaling its growing confidence amid a resurgence in commodity prices. The world's biggest miner reported a near eight-fold rise in underlying first-half net profit to $3.24 billion from $412 million a year earlier, just missing market...

  • Dollar strength clouds dividend outlook in 2017: Henderson

    Jane Shoemake, investment director at Henderson Global Investors, weighs in on her latest report on dividend trends.

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Maine utility regulators are ready to delve into details of the proposed $1.5 billion sale of FairPoint Communications, the country's eighth-largest phone and internet company. Consolidated Communications, based in Illinois, announced in December it was buying FairPoint, assuming its debt and offering dividends to stockholders.

  • Aetna is doubling the quarterly dividend it pays shareholders and buying back stock as it regroups from its failed attempt to acquire rival health insurer Humana. The Hartford, Connecticut, insurer had said Tuesday that it was calling off plans to buy Humana Inc. for roughly $34 billion. Aetna had paused its dividend increases after announcing the Humana bid...

  • ZURICH, Feb 16- Allianz, Europe's largest insurer, proposed spending 3 billion euros on buying back its own shares on Thursday after the Munich- based firm posted higher than expected profits and said it was adjusting its policy on budgeting for possible takeovers. The company announced a 4.1 percent rise in the dividend to 7.60 euros per share after posting a 23...

  • BERLIN, Feb 16- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble dismissed criticism on Thursday that he waited too long to ban a practice that let two parties claim ownership of the same shares and cost the state billions of euros in tax. It sparked anger in Germany and embarrassed Schaeuble, who regularly lectures other countries about the need to crack down on tax...

  • BERLIN, Feb 16- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble dismissed criticism on Thursday that he waited too long to ban a practice that let two parties claim ownership of the same shares and cost the state billions of euros in tax. It sparked anger in Germany and embarrassed Schaeuble, who regularly lectures other countries about the need to crack down on tax...

  • BERLIN, Feb 16- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble dismissed criticism on Thursday that he waited too long to ban a practice that let two parties claim ownership of the same shares and cost the state billions of euros in tax. It sparked anger in Germany and embarrassed Schaeuble, who regularly lectures other countries about the need to crack down on tax...

  • BERLIN, Feb 16- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble dismissed criticism on Thursday that he waited too long to ban a practice that let two parties claim ownership of the same shares and cost the state billions of euros in tax. It sparked anger in Germany and embarrassed Schaeuble, who regularly lectures other countries about the need to crack down on tax...

  • Marc Faber

    Trump’s protectionism will be good for Asia, pushing the region’s markets up, said Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report.

  • The Toronto- based miner, which is hiking its dividend to 3 cents from 2 cents a share, said it will expand exploration beyond core districts and projects to so-called' greenfield' areas. About 80 percent of its $185- $225 million exploration budget is earmarked for the Americas, with much of the remainder for its African unit, Acacia. Barrick, the world's biggest gold...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Feb 15- Anglo American Platinum, the world's top producer of the precious metal, announced a swing back into profit on Wednesday, along with the sale of another mine, but said it was still not ready to resume dividend payments. On Wednesday Amplats, which is majority-owned by Anglo American, announced it was also selling its Union mine to unlisted...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Feb 14- The chief executive of South Africa's Kumba Iron Ore said on Tuesday that resuming dividend payouts was a priority this year.

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    UBS says dividends represented roughly half of the market's return in the past 100 years.