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Dividends have been a key focus for investors in the U.K. with companies deciding to slash, maintain or raise shareholder payouts.
Asian markets closed mostly higher Friday, with Japan extending gains, but some caution persisted after recent volatility.
Australia's South32 on Thursday reported a first-half loss of $1.7 billion, hurt by big writedowns for its manganese and energy coal businesses.
The Shanghai composite bucked a generally downward trend in Asia on Wednesday as major indexes in Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong were down.
A sharp decline in oil and metal prices dragged European equities deep into the red on Tuesday's close, as investors digested earnings and data.
Markets in Asia gave up early gains on Tuesday as the improved market sentiment which spurred a global rally Monday appeared to fade.
Fat Prophets' David Lennox says S&P will not downgrade BHP, which made improvements to its balance sheet such as cutting its dividends.
BHP Billiton should not pay dividends because it spends too much to keep operations going, says Nathan Bell from Peters MacGregor Capital Management.
Charts suggest Noble Group's stock price could fall further to $0.22-$0.23, says Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com.
BHP has freed up a lot of capital for potential M&A as well as to better manage its debt, says Shaw and Partners' Peter O' Connor.
BHP Billiton slashed its interim dividend by 75%, cutting it for the first time since 1988 following a collapse in commodities prices.
Australia's new Trade Minister Steven Ciobo tells CNBC how Australia is positioning itself as an investment destination.
The market will like having clarify on BHP's dividend policy as well as the miner's reduced capex forecast, says Rob Brierley of Patersons Securities.
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European equities enjoyed an ebullient Monday, buoyed by a positive trend set in Asia and a rebound in commodity prices.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Monday as a rebound in commodity prices helped boost sentiment across global equity markets.
Most Asian markets tacked on gains on Thursday despite mostly poor economic data, as investors started to worry about missing a bargain.
A sharp fall in commodity prices has hit miners hard since last April. However, analysts are now suggesting there may be an opportunity in the long term.
European markets closed mostly lower on Tuesday, as a decline in commodity prices and mixed earnings weighed.
Asia traded broadly higher on Tuesday, extending Monday's rally, but experts were not convinced it was the end of the volatility.