Dividend growth hits three-year low in Q2 as large caps falter

Laura Dew
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Dividend growth fell to its lowest level in over three years in Q2 as large caps struggled to maintain dividends in the face of strong sterling and a slowing global economy.

Dividend payments dropped from £30.7bn in the first quarter of 2014 to £25.8bn in Q2, according to the quarterly Capita UK Dividend Monitor, driven by slowing earnings and a stronger pound. That amounted...

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