*Lukoil may pay over 50 pct of 2015 profit as dividends. *Lukoil may cancel treasury shares. MOSCOW, Nov 27- Russia's No.2 oil producer, Lukoil, announced on Thursday that profits had more than halved in the third quarter due to low oil prices and a weak rouble, but said it may increase its dividend payout next year if crude prices slide further.» Read More
Even as ordinary investors look forward to the prospect of larger dividend payouts by the big banks, another group is poised for a rich payday: bank chief executives, the New York Times reports.
The Federal Reserve will inform some U.S. banks on Friday that they passed a new round of stress tests, giving them the green light to raise dividends for the first time since the financial crisis, the Wall Street Journal reports.