US Dividends Rise 10% as UK Pay-outs Fall

Global dividends rose 5.4% over the past year - led by 10% growth in the US. European pay-outs made up two thirds of the total cash paid to shareholders

Emma Wall 21 August, 2017 | 12:33PM
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How global dividends have risen and the largest contributors by region

Companies across the globe paid out $447.5 billion to shareholders in the three months to the end of June; up 5.4% year on year. This rise was driven by companies in the US, Japan and the Netherlands which saw record pay-outs.

According to the latest Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index, total dividend pay-outs from global equities will hit $1.2 trillion for 2017, up 5.5% on 2016.

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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