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  • BHP tripled its final dividend to $0.43 a share, also below expectations, but pleased shareholders with a focus on reducing net debt, which was cut by nearly $10 billion. "Net debt looks very impressive.. so the cash looks like it was applied to deleveraging versus extra dividends," Shaw and Partners analyst Peter O'Connor said. Fund managers including Elliott...

  • *U.S. political woes, U.S.- South Korea drills keep markets jittery. TOKYO, Aug 21- Japanese stocks fell to a fresh 3-1/ 2- month low on Monday as global investors remained cautious amid worries over whether the Trump administration will be able to implement growth boosting measures. In the latest shakeup, the White House said U.S.

  • Cramer points to stocks that become money magnets during a correction

    Jim Cramer shares his tips about the best stocks to buy during a market-wide sell-off for a bargain.

  • Jim Cramer shares his tips about the best stocks to buy during a market-wide sell-off for a bargain.

  • RWE now expects full-year profits to be at the upper end of its outlook range.

  • Coal price only a temporary effect

    RWE CFO Markus Krebber weighs in on second quarter earnings and paying dividends to shareholders.

  • In separate notices on Thursday, MetLife asked holders of some $3.2 billion worth of debt to approve changes to "interest payment tests" in bond indentures and called a special meeting of shareholders to approve changes to "dividend payment tests" in the company's charter. In divesting Brighthouse, MetLife's total equity dropped by about 20 percent, and...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 9- A U.S. proposal to slash nicotine levels in cigarettes may have smoked some investors out of Altria Group Inc, whose Marlboro line is the top-selling U.S. brand, but long-term stockholders are staying put after decades of dividend hikes in August. Altria, informally known as "Big Mo" before its split from Phillip Morris International Inc in 2008, fell...

  • TORONTO, Aug 9- With a plump $3.1 billion pile of cash, Newmont Mining Corp is mulling a sweeter dividend to attract a broader shareholder base, a move that makes it an outlier in the still recovering gold sector. The two miners are also wrestling for top valuation, with Newmont's market capitalization of $19.3 billion just behind Barrick's $19.4 billion.

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.5 pct at close, mid caps up 0.3 pct. LONDON, Aug 4- The UK's top share index enjoyed its best week so far in 2017 as gains among big defensive overseas earners on Friday outweighed falls for housebuilding stocks. Britain's blue chip FTSE 100 index ended the session up 0.5 percent at 7,511.71 points after a shaky start to the trading session, while mid caps...

  • *Will cut 3,000 jobs by 2020 in latest cost-savings plan. LONDON, Aug 4- British education group Pearson is cutting 3,000 jobs and slashing its dividend in its latest attempt to revive a business hit by the shift to digital from paper textbooks. The job losses, accounting for almost 10 percent of the group total, are part of Chief Executive John Fallon's third...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.1 pct, mid caps fall 0.3 pct. LONDON, Aug 4- Falls among housebuilders on Friday dampened an otherwise strong week for the UK's top share index, with lender Royal Bank of Scotland among top performers after a strong set of results. Britain's blue chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.1 percent at 7,468.76 points by 0846 GMT, though it was on track to mark its best...

  • MILAN, Aug 4- Italy's biggest investment bank Mediobanca raised its dividend by more than a third on Friday after posting record annual revenues and beating profit expectations. Some three years ago, Mediobanca opted to bet on traditional banking and started dismantling a portfolio of stakes in Italy's top firms that had made it an influential powerbroker at...

  • Second best 6 month result since the crisis: RBS CEO

    RBS CFO Ewen Stevenson speaks about his bank's second-quarter results, saying that it is awaiting further guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 3- Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries reported a steeper than expected drop in second-quarter earnings on Thursday, due to weaker drug prices in the United States, and cut its interim dividend by 75 percent. Along with a substantial reduction in its 2017 earnings forecast, shares in the world's largest generics drugmaker- which is...

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 3- Israeli drugs group Teva Pharmaceutical Industries reported a steeper than expected drop in second-quarter earnings on Thursday, due to weaker prices in the United States, and cut its interim dividend by 75 percent. Along with a substantial reduction in its 2017 outlook, shares in the world's largest generics drugmaker tumbled 16.5 percent...

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 3- Israeli drugs group Teva Pharmaceutical Industrial Industries reported a steeper than expected drop in second-quarter earnings on Thursday, due to weaker prices in the United States, and cut its interim dividend by 75 percent. Along with a substantial reduction in its 2017 outlook, shares in the world's largest generics drugmaker tumbled...

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 3- Israeli drugs group Teva Pharmaceutical Industrial Industries reported a steeper than expected 18.4 percent drop in second-quarter earnings on Thursday, due to weaker prices in the United States, and cut its interim dividend by 75 percent. Teva, which bought Allergan's generics business for $40.5 billion in August, was expected by analysts...

  • *China shifting to higher grade ore. SYDNEY/ LONDON, Aug 2- Global miner Rio Tinto more than doubled its first-half profit buoyed by Chinese iron ore demand and rewarded shareholders with a record interim dividend and $1 billion in share buybacks. "Beyond China, global economies have both improved in Europe and the U.S."

  • LONDON, Aug 2- A failure to resume dividends and to grow its loans overshadowed a recovery in first half profits for Standard Chartered, pushing its shares 5 percent lower on Wednesday. StanChart's underlying loan impairments of $583 million for the first half were down from $1.1 billion in the same period a year ago. Despite the signs of progress and optimistic...