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  • *CEO tells Reuters could consider 2017 dividend. FRANKFURT, Aug 29- German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd said its merger with Arab peer UASC and an improved market could allow it to consider paying its first dividend since a stock market listing in November 2015. Conditions had changed for the better in the second quarter, Hapag-Lloyd Chief Executive...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- U.S. stocks rose slightly on Friday, lifted by high-dividend-paying stocks, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen stayed silent on monetary policy in a much-anticipated speech. "The worry still remains about the 10- year rate, still below 2.2 percent," said JJ Kinahan, chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade in Chicago. Meanwhile, a speech by...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- Tobacco company Altria Group Inc raised its dividend by 8.2 percent on Thursday, signaling the company did not expect a U.S. government proposal to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to threaten its ability to make the payment to shareholders. The increase, which was widely anticipated by investors, came as tobacco stocks remained well below where...

  • Warning signs for investors chasing yields

    David Park, Santa Barbara Asset Management senior vice president, discusses how investors should approach stocks by looking at the risk to dividend growth.

  • How Delaware profits off unclaimed property

    Vipal Monga, Wall Street Journal, discusses his article on Delaware collecting unclaimed stocks.

  • *Wall Street rises, led by tech and material stocks. NEW YORK, Aug 22- Global equity markets rallied on Tuesday, lifted by mining companies in Europe and surging technology shares on Wall Street, while crude oil rebounded on indications that supply is gradually tightening, especially in the United States. A 2.1 percent slide in the benchmark S&P 500 index over the...

  • *Wall Street rises, led by tech, material stocks. NEW YORK, Aug 22- Global equity markets rose on Tuesday, lifted by mining companies in Europe and technology shares on Wall Street, while crude oil rebounded on indications supply is gradually tightening, especially in the United States. Treasury and gold prices fell ahead of an annual meeting this week of central...

  • *STOXX 600 ends up 0.8 percent. LONDON, Aug 22- A flurry of results for heavyweight mining stocks and a plunge in Provident Financial shares injected some energy into European shares on Tuesday, with the region's benchmark indexes ending a three-day losing streak. Europe's basic resources sector enjoyed a second session of gains and was the top-gaining sector,...

  • *FTSE 100 ends up 0.9 percent. *Provident Financial down more than 60 percent. MILAN, Aug 22- A fall of more than 60 percent by subprime lender Provident Financial following another profit warning dominated London trading on Tuesday, although the broader market was supported by stronger commodities and a weaker pound.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 22- Chilean miner Antofagasta more than tripled its interim dividend on Tuesday after a rally in copper prices boosted first-half earnings, lifting its shares to a four-year high. The shares jumped as much as 5.5 percent to 1,007 pence, their highest since May 2013. Antofagasta, majority-owned by Chile's Luksic family, raised its first-half...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.7 percent. MILAN, Aug 22- A fall of more than 60 percent by subprime lender Provident Financial following another profit warning dominated London trading on Tuesday, although the broader market was supported by stronger commodities. Among top gainers on the FTSE, Rio Tinto rose 2.6 percent and Glencore 1.6 percent, as price of copper climbed to...

  • *Fiat gains again after China's Great Wall confirms interest. LONDON, Aug 22- A flurry of results for heavyweight mining stocks and a dramatic plunge in Provident Financial's shares injected some energy into European shares on Tuesday, with the region's benchmark set to break a three-day losing streak in a typically sleepy month for market activity.

  • LONDON, Aug 22- European shares rose in early deals on Tuesday, rebounding from a three-day losing streak as results boosted heavyweight miners BHP Billiton and Antofagasta, while Provident Financial plunged after another profit warning. Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.6 percent, and Germany's DAX jumped 0.7 percent. UK subprime lender Provident Financial shed...

  • *Final dividend increased to $0.43 from $0.14. SYDNEY, Aug 22- Global mining giant BHP Billiton committed to quitting its underperforming U.S. shale oil and gas business on Tuesday, as it posted a surge in annual underlying profit to $6.7 billion. The world's biggest mining house, which was buoyed by a recovery in industrial commodities markets, pleased...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 22- It's tempting to think that BHP Billiton has caved into demands by activist investor Elliott Advisors by agreeing to sell its U.S. onshore oil and gas business and by boosting the returns to shareholders. BHP said in its annual results on Tuesday that it would triple its final dividend to $0.43 a share, slightly below the...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 22- Global mining giant BHP Billiton posted a surge in annual underlying profit to $6.7 billion on Tuesday, but missed forecasts, and said it was putting its U.S. shale assets up for sale. "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.

  • 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.