Record First Quarter for Global Dividends

Total dividends now expected to be $1.358 trillion, with the US and Canada breaking records at the start of the year

David Brenchley 21 May, 2018 | 12:19PM
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Global dividends are expected to be $10 billion ahead of forecasts for 2018, after the strongest first quarter on record, according to asset manager Janus Henderson.

Dividends around the globe rose 10.2% on a headline basis to $244.7 billion, the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index revealed. Though that headline growth number was flattered somewhat by a weaker US dollar, underlying growth still stood at an “encouraging” 5.9%.

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk