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  • SAO PAULO, May 7- Itaú Unibanco Holding SA sweetened a dividend payout proposal for minority shareholders of Chile's CorpBanca SA in a bid to speed up completion of a tie-up between both lenders before the end of June. Under terms of the proposal, which was unveiled late on Thursday, Itaú proposed that CorpBanca pay an additional $300 million dividend on top of...

  • May 7- Government-controlled mortgage financier Fannie Mae said on Thursday it will pay a dividend of $1.8 billion to the U.S. While the payment will push taxpayers further into the black on their bailout of the firm, it will be Fannie Mae's smallest dividend payment since the first quarter of 2010, when it was required to cut a check even as it was drawing bailout...

  • TORONTO, May 7- Canadian telecom company Manitoba Telecom Services Inc said on Thursday it would cut a quarter of its headcount within its Allstream division, reduce capital expenditures and slash its annual dividend following a strategic review. Low interest rates and a spiraling defined-benefit pension bill have stung the Winnipeg- based company, which...

  • May 7- Canadian telecoms company Manitoba Telecom Services Inc said it would cut jobs by 25 percent as part of a strategic review. The company, which has struggled with tough competition, said also said on Thursday that it would slash its annual dividend to C $1.30 per share from C $1.70. Manitoba also said it planned to reduce its capital expenditure by 20-30...

  • It also scaled back plans to return 4 billion pounds of cash flowing from a $20 billion- plus asset swap with Novartis to investors, opting instead to pay a 1 billion special dividend. Chief Executive Andrew Witty is under pressure to demonstrate that the Novartis deal can revive GSK's fortunes by focusing it on consumer health and vaccines, following a slide in...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Government-controlled mortgage finance firm Freddie Mac on Tuesday said it will cut a check to the U.S. Freddie Mac said its first quarter net income was $524 million, up from $227 million in the fourth quarter. Freddie Mac said the check it will send to the federal government by June will bring cumulative dividend payments to $92.6 billion, well...

  • LONDON, May 5- HSBC warned on Tuesday that Britain's bank tax was preventing it from raising dividend payouts and that was a key concern of investors as the bank assesses whether to move back to Hong Kong from London. Europe's largest bank has ordered a review of whether it should shift its headquarters because of the cost of operating from London and said it would...

  • Why big oil stocks may be 'safe': Analyst Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 3:54 PM ET
    Chevron

    Oil names like Chevron and Exxon Mobil issue dividends that make them steady amid the sector's uncertainty, an analyst said.

  • OSLO, April 30- Oil major Statoil swung to a surprise first-quarter net loss on a writedown in the value of its U.S. shale business, but its operating figures beat forecasts and the firm pleased investors by maintaining its dividend. State-controlled Statoil, which operates in dozens of countries from Canada to Africa, said it had cut its price outlook for its U.S....

  • MOSCOW, April 30- Russian broadcaster CTC Media said on Thursday its board had decided not to declare a second-quarter dividend as its net profit halved compared with the first quarter of 2014.. "The board decides not to declare a dividend in the second quarter to preserve the financial and strategic flexibility of the company in the current market, operational...

  • OSLO, April 30- Oil major Statoil swung to a surprise first quarter net loss on a writedown in the value of its U.S. shale business but its operating figures beat forecasts and the firm pleased investors by maintaining its dividend. State-controlled Statoil, which operates in dozens of countries from Canada to Africa, said it had cut its price outlook for its U.S....

  • Exxon raises its quarterly dividend 6 percent Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 3:05 PM ET

    HOUSTON, April 29- Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday raised its quarterly payout 6 percent, a move that underscores the world's largest publicly traded oil company's commitment to raising dividends, although at a slower pace in a time of lower crude oil prices. The Irving, Texas based oil company said its board had approved a second-quarter dividend of 73 cents per...

  • EXCLUSIVE-MANGROVE MAY CALL ON ATLANTIC TO OFFER $300 MLN SPECIAL DIVIDEND, CONDUCT SHARE REPURCHASE, OR BREAK UP AND SELL COMPANY- SOURCE.

  • TORONTO/ NEW YORK, April 29- Hedge fund Mangrove Partners is urging Atlantic Power Corp to return cash to shareholders and could push for a possible sale or break-up of the company, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. One of the sources said the New York- based hedge fund wants Atlantic to pay a special dividend of $300 million, or about $2.50 per...

  • Buybacks are surging: Is it a sell signal? Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 12:35 AM ET

    Companies are gearing up for a plethora of share buybacks, but investors may want to look past the short-term boost to a potential sell signal.

  • Apple has more cash than Google & Microsoft combined Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 3:07 PM ET
    Apple's massive cash stash

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports on companies that are the biggest cash hoarders. Apple has more cash than Microsoft and Google combined.

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Investors will rake in more than $1 trillion in 2015 as U.S. companies increase stock buybacks and boost dividends, Goldman Sachs Group Inc said, with benefits coming soon as many S&P 500 companies exit a blackout period for repurchases next week. "Corporate activity in early 2015 supports our view that the S&P 500 will return more than $1...

  • TOKYO, April 28- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday helped by hopes of better shareholder returns after Fanuc Corp doubled its dividend payout ratio, but gains were limited ahead of a two-day U.S. The Nikkei 225 ended 0.4 percent higher to 20,058.95. The broader Topix gained 0.5 percent to 1,627.43 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 advanced 0.6 percent to...

  • Nikkei rises on dividend optimism, Fanuc soars Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 10:24 PM ET

    *Fanuc rises sharply, lends strong support to Nikkei. TOKYO, April 28- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday morning on hopes of better shareholder returns after Fanuc Corp doubled its dividend payout ratio at its earnings release. Bucking the strong market, Tokyo Electron Ltd plunged 15 percent to a six-month low and was the most traded stock by turnover...

  • *Offer starts on April 24 and expires on May 22. MOSCOW, April 24- Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, will buy back up to $1.5 billion of its shares until May 22, it said on Friday, after its board changed policy and proposed no dividend payment for 2014.. "Taking into account Uralkali's current cash reserves, its expected future cash requirements,...