Global dividends paid to shareholders rose by 12.9% in the second quarter of the year to reach a record $497.4bn. The growth in global dividends means payments to shareholders comfortably exceeded analyst expectations in the second quarter, with strongly rising profits and companies flush with cash they were able to distribute. The latest edition of a long-term study into global dividend trends found that global dividend payments rose in every part of the world in headline terms, with one notable exception. In the UK, divided growth was held back by technical factors.
Record quarter for global dividends
This 780 word blog post reports on a record second quarter for global dividends, looking at the latest edition of the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index and how dividend payouts to investors have been performing in different parts of the world. Written on 21st August 2018.