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THE INCOME INVESTOR: The largest companies in the UK source their revenues internationally, meaning your dividend stream is boosted by global economic growth

Emma Wall 29 January, 2019 | 8:14AM

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Britain’s largest companies are international players. The 100 stocks in the FTSE 100 operate on a global basis, drawing 70% of their revenues from outside of the UK. For many investors too wary to invest directly in emerging markets, buying FTSE 100 listed stocks can offer access to the emerging markets growth story, but with the comfort of a level of corporate governance and transparent shareholder dealings that are upheld in developed markets.

Income continues to be the main concern for investors in the UK – both in the run up to retirement, where dividends reinvested can significantly boost total returns, and for those that have already started drawing on their pension dividends can help supplement their post-retirement income.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
BP PLC193.46 GBX0.01
British American Tobacco PLC2,470.00 GBX0.71
BT Group PLC99.12 GBX-2.49
Centrica PLC37.30 GBX-1.84
Direct Line Insurance Group PLC267.80 GBX-0.96
GlaxoSmithKline PLC1,304.20 GBX-1.50
Imperial Brands PLC1,227.50 GBX-0.12
ITV PLC70.90 GBX0.17
Land Securities Group PLC505.00 GBX-1.66
Legal & General Group PLC183.95 GBX0.88
Marks & Spencer Group PLC88.72 GBX-3.04
Pearson PLC499.60 GBX-0.87
Rio Tinto PLC4,334.00 GBX1.59
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B898.30 GBX3.68
SSE PLC1,250.00 GBX-2.08
Standard Life Aberdeen PLC218.10 GBX-0.55
Vodafone Group PLC103.50 GBX0.43
WPP PLC599.80 GBX-2.47

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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