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  • LONDON, March 21- British housebuilder Bellway said on Tuesday it would raise its dividend after posting a nearly 10 percent rise in half-year pre-tax profits, although it warned that labor shortages were pushing up costs in the sector. Bellway, which builds around half of its homes in London and the south of England, posted profits of 248 million pounds in the six...

  • *Leonardo to pay 0.14 euros dividend on 2016 results. MILAN, March 15- Italian state-controlled aerospace and defence group Leonardo declared its first dividend in six years on Wednesday after a broad revamp by Chief Executive Mauro Moretti, whose future at the company will be decided in the next few days. Sources have told Reuters that the Treasury, which has a...

  • VIENNA, March 15- Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International has set its sights on resuming dividend payments in a year's time after years of retrenchment and restructuring in the wake of the financial crisis. Raiffeisen Bank International, which operates across central and eastern Europe, is merging with its parent company Raiffeisen Zentralbank, primarily...

  • ESSEN, Germany, March 14- German utility RWE is considering options including tie-ups with rivals and the sale of a stake in its Innogy business, its chief executive said, raising the prospect for large M&A deals in the crisis-hit sector. We are constantly examining all strategic options our company is faced with, "RWE Chief Executive Rolf Martin Schmitz told...

  • ESSEN, Germany, March 14- German utility RWE is considering options including tie-ups with rivals and the sale of a stake in its Innogy business, its chief executive said, raising the prospect for large M&A deals in the crisis-hit sector. We are constantly examining all strategic options our company is faced with, "RWE Chief Executive Rolf Martin Schmitz told...

  • Liquidity situation very solid: RWE CFO

    RWE CFO Markus Krebber discusses his company's investment in Innogy, adding that RWE will "start paying dividends from 2017 onwards."

  • ESSEN, Germany, March 14- German utility RWE said it could cut its stake in Innogy to 51 percent, but declined to respond directly to a report that France's Engie was considering a bid for the networks and renewables business it listed last year. RWE would not comment on what it called "market rumours" following a report by Bloomberg that Engie was talking to advisers...

  • UK very difficult environment for margins, prices: Innogy CEO

    Innogy SE CEO Peter Terium discusses earnings, dividends and his business' U.K. operations.

  • *Vodafone trading at discount for first time in three years. *Analysts worried about cashflow and dividend. LONDON, March 10- British mobile operator Vodafone risks being left on the sidelines as rivals converge to break free from just selling ever-cheaper data bundles and become internet companies offering combined services from phones to TV to broadband.

  • LONDON, March 8- British finance minister Philip Hammond announced a hike in tax rates for the self-employed in his first budget on Wednesday, coming under fire for breaking a pre-election pledge as he sought to raise revenue from a rapidly growing sector. A reduction in the tax-free allowance for dividends was also seen as a way of raising more revenue from...

  • President Donald J. Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn towards the White House on March 5, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Analysts at Goldman Sachs envision banks increasing dividends by 45 percent on average through 2018.

  • March 6- Investec Bank Plc-. *Directors of BHP Billiton declared interim dividend of 40 cents per ordinary share payable on 28 March 2017. *Currency exchange rate applicable for BHP Billiton's dividend is 13.12600.

  • MTN reported a $108 million annual loss, its first in two decades, hit by a regulatory fine in Nigeria and unfavourable currency moves. MTN agreed to pay a fine of 330 billion naira, reduced from $5.2 billion, in June last year after a prolonged legal battle to end a dispute in Nigeria over missing a deadline to cut off unregistered SIM cards. The fine claimed by...

  • "Our job is to compete and succeed in any market," new Chief Executive Officer Darren Woods said at the company's annual analyst day in New York. "Darren Woods did an effective job in laying out the story, but he was hamstrung by his predecessor's mistakes and the market's increasingly skeptical sentiment on the stock," Raymond James analyst Pavel Molchanov said.

  • NEW YORK, March 1- Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's largest publicly traded oil producer, sought to reassure anxious investors on Wednesday about its growth potential, highlighting both short- and long-term projects executives said should continue to help fund the 106- year-old dividend. "Our job is to compete and succeed in any market," Chief Executive Darren Woods...

  • The pitch comes as Exxon has lagged peers, including Chevron Corp, in the minds of Wall Street analysts concerned about the company's ability to replace its oil and gas reserves, a key harbinger of future profitability. Seeking to soothe analysts' concerns, the company touted short-term projects in North Dakota and Texas, while also pointing to larger endeavors...

  • "Our job is to compete and succeed in any market, regardless of conditions or price," Chief Executive Darren Woods said in a statement ahead of the company's annual analyst day in New York.

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  • *Plans second share listing in Amsterdam as Telenor sells out. BARCELONA, Feb 27- Russian and emerging markets communications network operator VimpelCom Ltd on Monday reported a return to growth in the final quarter of last year and posted solid progress in its 18- month-old turnaround strategy, including a six-fold dividend increase. VEON is a new-model...

  • For the fourth quarter, VimpelCom posted core earnings of $783 million while service revenue rose 3 percent across its dozen country markets, with strength in Pakistan and Ukraine offset by ongoing weakness in Algeria. VimpelCom generated $588 million of underlying equity-free cash flow in 2016 and raised its 2017 target to a range of $700 million to $800...