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  • FRANKFURT, Oct 18- Spain's Santander is the latest bank to be caught up in Germany's biggest post-war fraud investigation involving a share-trading scheme that the authorities say cost taxpayers billions of euros. In June, prosecutors in Cologne opened a tax investigation into Santander, confidential documents relating to a state prosecutors'...

  • LONDON, Oct 12- Royal Bank of Scotland paid its first dividend since a 2008 British government bailout on Friday, rewarding around 190,000 shareholders with a 2 pence per share payout. UK Government Investments, which manages Britain's remaining 62 percent stake, will receive around 150 million pounds from the payout, first announced at the bank's half-year...

  • THE HAGUE Oct 5- The Dutch government will reconsider plans to scrap the country's dividend tax, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday, hours after multinational Unilever said it would not move its headquarters to the Netherlands. Unilever scrapped plans to move its headquarters to Rotterdam earlier on Friday in the face of a shareholder revolt, keeping one...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 28- Australia's Macquarie Group said on Friday its incoming and outgoing chief executives are expected to be interviewed by German prosecutors after the bank lent money to investment funds that engaged in a practice commonly known as dividend stripping. The Sydney- based bank said in a statement the Cologne Prosecutor's Office was...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 26- South Africa's Old Mutual Ltd said on Wednesday its shareholders would get 50 billion rand from the spin-off of a majority stake in Nedbank and dividends. Shareholders will receive 43.2 billion rand from the spin-off and 7.1 billion rand in interim and special dividends that will be paid on Oct. 16, the company said. Shares in Old Mutual were...

  • TOKYO, Sept 26- Japan's Nikkei fell on Wednesday morning, snapping a seven-day winning streak as high-yielders such as automakers traded ex-dividend, while chip-related stocks were hit by weakness in their U.S. peers overnight. Analysts said that the market is focused on the outcome of a scheduled summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30- Malaysian state-owned energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad is looking to expand its core business portfolio and plans to pay the government a higher dividend than earlier promised, its chief executive said on Thursday. Petronas is budgeting for an oil price of $66 per barrel for next year. Petronas will pay the Malaysian government, its...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30- Malaysian state-owned energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad posted a near doubling of quarterly profit, helped by higher oil prices, and said it will increase its dividend payout to the government this year. Petronas, as the company is known, on Thursday said profit for the second quarter totalled 13.63 billion ringgit, up from 7.06 billion...

  • PETRONAS CEO SAYS WILL PAY MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT 24 BLN RGT DIVIDEND IN 2018, UP FROM 16 BLN RGT LAST YEAR.

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 23- Santos Ltd, Australia's No.2 independent gas producer, on Thursday reported a near doubling in half-year profit and revived its dividend, just a day after locking in near-term growth with an over $2 billion acquisition. Investors said the results and deal to buy Quadrant Energy in the state of Western Australia vindicated the firm's decision...

  • MELBOURNE/ LONDON, Aug 21- Concerns about rising costs and the impact of trade tensions between the United States and China weighed on shares of leading miner BHP on Tuesday after a 33 percent jump in annual underlying profit still missed forecasts. In 2017, BHP came under pressure for change from activist investor Elliott Advisors, which listed a series of...

  • Concerns over rising costs and the impact of trade tensions between the U.S. and China weighed on shares of leading miner BHP.

  • MELBOURNE/ LONDON Aug 21- Concerns over rising costs and the impact of trade tensions between the United States and China weighed on shares of leading miner BHP on Tuesday after a 33 percent jump in annual underlying profit still missed forecasts. In 2017, BHP came under pressure for change from activist investor Elliott Advisors, which listed a series of...

  • However, BHP Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie said the miner was "a little more apprehensive" on the short-term outlook, given trade ructions between China and the United States, and analysts flagged concerns over rising costs. For the year ended June 30, underlying profit, which excludes one-time gains and losses, rose to $8.93 billion from $6.73 billion, just...

  • BHP Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie said however that the miner was "a little more apprehensive" on the short term outlook given the trade ructions between China and the United States. For the year ended June 30, underlying profit, which excludes one-time gains and losses, rose to $8.93 billion from $6.73 billion, just below an estimate of $9.27 billion...

  • Underlying profit for the full year ended June 30 rose to $8.93 billion from $6.73 billion a year earlier. Including these items, profit fell 37 percent to $3.71 billion, which reflected a one-off shale charge of about $2.8 billion post-tax. The statutory profit also reflects a charge of $650 million in its fiscal 2018 results following the 2015 Samarco dam...

  • TEL AVIV, Aug 16- Israel's largest lender Bank Hapoalim reported higher quarterly net profit that topped estimates, but put its second quarter dividend on hold for now due to a U.S. tax evasion investigation. "Yet, for reasons of conservatism and in coordination with the Bank of Israel, the board of directors did not declare a distribution of dividend from second...

  • LONDON, Aug 15- Paying a dividend will broaden interest in Royal Bank of Scotland, but a sudden influx of new shareholders is unlikely given the British government's still dominant stake and as investors wait to ensure it can sustain the payout. RBS said on Tuesday it will pay an interim dividend of 2 pence per share in October, the first payout by the state-owned...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.5 pct. The FTSE 100 fell 0.5 percent, recovering partly from bigger morning falls when fresh U.S. sanctions on commodities giant Russia dampened sentiment. Washington said on Wednesday it would impose fresh sanctions on Russia by the end of August, after determining that Moscow had used a nerve agent against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and...

  • *Final $4.31 a share dividend up 2 cents from previous yr. SYDNEY, Aug 8- Commonwealth Bank of Australia on Wednesday reported a 4.8 percent fall in full-year cash profits of A $9.23 billion, driven by higher funding costs and regulatory charges related to an ongoing inquiry into financial-sector misconduct. The result caps a challenging year for Australia's...