Global dividends hit record high of £301bn in Q3

Surge driven by mining companies

Pedro Gonçalves
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Dividends scale to new heights
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Dividends scale to new heights

Firms paid shareholders £301bn in dividends in the third quarter of the year, the highest total ever recorded for the three months to September, according to Janus Henderson.

Dividends are 22% higher than they were over the same period a year ago, supported by rising profits and strong balance sheets. Globally, 90% of companies either raised their dividends or held them steady....

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