Wellian Weekly 17.02.2020

Record Breaking Dividend Payouts

 Companies paid out a record $1.43tn (£1.10tn) in dividends to shareholders around the world last year. The record-breaking annual dividend payout from listed companies was driven by strong performances in stock markets in North America and emerging economies, including by some unusually high special dividends, although global economic uncertainty slowed the annual pace of growth. The total payment was 3.5% higher than in 2018.

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