Dividend http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28372/all en PZ Cussons first-half profit rises on growth in Asia, UK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/pz-cussons-first-half-profit-rises-growth-asia-uk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* First-half pretax profit up 10 pct at 44.1 mln stg</p> <p>* Revenue rises 0.2 pct</p> <p>* Raises interim dividend to 2.35 pence from 2.23 pence</p> <p>* Says Australia business returns to profit</p> <p>Jan 29 (Reuters) - PZ Cussons Plc, the maker of Imperial Leather soaps, reported a 10 percent rise in first-half profit as growth in the United Kingdom and Asia offset tough trading conditions at its key Nigerian market.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/pz-cussons-first-half-profit-rises-growth-asia-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dividend Imperial Leather PZ Cussons Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740885 at http://www.globalpost.com European shares slip, Saipem warning hits oil services http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/european-shares-slip-saipem-warning-hits-oil-services <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSEurofirst down 0.3 percent, off two-year highs</p> <p>* Earnings worries hit Saipem, Imperial Tobacco, Antofagasta</p> <p>* Weak Spanish, Swiss data weigh on index</p> <p>* Swedbank rises on higher dividend payout ratio</p> <p>By David Brett</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - European shares fell from two-year highs on Wednesday, dragged lower by concerns over earnings in the tobacco and oil services sectors, including a profit warning from Italy's Saipem.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/european-shares-slip-saipem-warning-hits-oil-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dividend Eni Entertainment Technip Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741476 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Insurer Phoenix to hike dividend after debt deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-insurer-phoenix-hike-dividend-after-debt-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Shares up 8.1 pct, 2nd-biggest gainer in FTSE mid-cap index</p> <p>* To raise 250 mln stg via share sale</p> <p>* Och-Ziff to take 9.2 pct stake</p> <p>* Final dividend to rise 27 pct, further increases planned</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - British insurer Phoenix said a rescheduling and partial repayment of its 2.3 billion pounds ($3.62 billion) debt had cleared the way for big increases in its dividend, boosting its shares.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-insurer-phoenix-hike-dividend-after-debt-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dividend Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:16:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741492 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Fidessa sees better times ahead for equities brokers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/update-1-fidessa-sees-better-times-ahead-equities-brokers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Says upturn in equity markets could help its customers</p> <p>* Sees 2013 performance broadly flat on 2012</p> <p>* Shares up 4.1 pct</p> <p>By Paul Sandle</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Software group Fidessa said the strongest sentiment in equity markets in five years could signal a return to more stability among its financial-sector customers, after lower trading volumes in 2012 hurt profit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/update-1-fidessa-sees-better-times-ahead-equities-brokers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dividend Fidessa Fidessa Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:15:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752475 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Morgan Sindall cuts dividend, shares fall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-morgan-sindall-halves-dividend-after-profit-falls-15-p <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Full-year pretax profit 34.2 mln stg vs 40 mln stg last yr</p> <p>* Full-year revenue falls 8 pct to 2.05 bln stg</p> <p>* Order book declines 9 pct to 3.1 bln stg</p> <p>* Shares fall as much as 11 pct (Rewrites throughout; adds CEO quote, background, analyst comment; updates share movement)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-morgan-sindall-halves-dividend-after-profit-falls-15-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dividend Entertainment Money Morgan Sindall Group Morgan Sindall Group Plc Short Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759685 at http://www.globalpost.com European shares pause, Fed minutes eyed for policy steer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/european-shares-pause-fed-minutes-eyed-policy-steer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSEurofirst 300 flat</p> <p>* Insurer RSA drops 13.4 pct, cuts dividend</p> <p>* Lufthansa sheds 5.4 pct, suspends dividend</p> <p>By Tricia Wright</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - European shares traded flat on Wednesday, consolidating after the previous session's sharp gains, held back by weak earnings newsflow and as traders cited caution ahead of the minutes to the U.S. Federal Reserve's January policy meeting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/european-shares-pause-fed-minutes-eyed-policy-steer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dividend Entertainment STOXX Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:00:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760867 at http://www.globalpost.com Profits down but dividend up at Austria's Raiffeisen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/profits-down-dividend-at-austrias-raiffeisen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International, a major lender in central and eastern Europe, said Wednesday that net profit fell around 25 percent in 2012 but raised its dividend payout to shareholders.</p> <p>Consolidated or net income dropped to 748 million euros ($1.0 billion) from 968 million euros in 2011, while pretax profit fell to 1.03 billion euros from 1.37 billion euros, according to preliminary figures.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/profits-down-dividend-at-austrias-raiffeisen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cooperative banking Dividend Raiffeisen Zentralbank AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:01:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760872 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-British insurer RSA cuts dividend as investment sags http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-2-british-insurer-rsa-cuts-dividend-investment-sags <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Total 2012 dividend down 7.3 pence vs 9.3 pence consensus</p> <p>* Shares down 13.3 percent, biggest FTSE faller</p> <p>* 2012 operating profit 684 mln stg vs 665 mln stg consensus</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - RSA, Britain's biggest business insurer, unexpectedly cut its dividend by a fifth after weak investment returns, sending its shares sharply lower.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-2-british-insurer-rsa-cuts-dividend-investment-sags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dividend Finance Financial ratios RSA Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:30:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760914 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's FTSE 100 rises to fresh five-year highs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/britains-ftse-100-rises-fresh-five-year-highs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSE 100 breaches key 6,400 point mark</p> <p>* Rexam surges after posting higher profits</p> <p>* RSA slumps after dividend cut</p> <p>By Sudip Kar-Gupta</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Britain's benchmark equity index hit fresh five-year peaks on Wednesday lifted by expectations of more monetary stimulus to help the economy while results from drinks-can maker Rexam boosted its shares.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/britains-ftse-100-rises-fresh-five-year-highs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dividend Entertainment FTSE 100 Rexam Stock market Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:15:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760956 at http://www.globalpost.com Dividend cuts weigh on European shares http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/dividend-cuts-weigh-european-shares <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Wednesday as surprise dividend cuts by RSA and Lufthansa and weak results from the likes of Accor and BHP Billiton weighed on sentiment.</p> <p>The FTSEurofirst provisionally closed down 3.65 points, or 0.3 percent, at 1,168.08.</p> <p>Britain's biggest business insurer RSA was the biggest individual faller after it unexpectedly cut its dividend by a fifth after weak investment returns, sending its shares down 14.9 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/dividend-cuts-weigh-european-shares" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dividend Entertainment Markit Group Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:00:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761244 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Redrow 'cautiously optimistic' on continued growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/update-1-redrow-cautiously-optimistic-continued-growth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* H1 pretax profit up 50 pct to 23 mln stg</p> <p>* H1 revenue rises 10 pct to 257 mln stg</p> <p>* Proposes "modest final dividend" at year end</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - British housebuilder Redrow reported a 50 percent rise in first-half profit, slightly above analyst expectations, and said it was cautiously optimistic for its second-half as the housing market stabilises.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/update-1-redrow-cautiously-optimistic-continued-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dividend Redrow Redrow Steve Morgan Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:45:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5766672 at http://www.globalpost.com ITV to pay special dividend as earnings rise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/itv-pay-special-dividend-earnings-rise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - ITV, Britain's largest free-to-air broadcaster, posted a 13 percent rise in 2012 earnings, helped by growth in non-advertising revenues, and said it would pay shareholders a 156 million pound ($236 million) special dividend.</p> <p>The firm, home to soap opera "Coronation Street", period drama "Downton Abbey" and talent show "The X-factor", on Wednesday reported adjusted earnings for 2012 of 520 million pounds on total external revenues up 3 percent to 2.2 billion pounds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/itv-pay-special-dividend-earnings-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dividend Dividends Special dividend Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768122 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Housebuilder Barratt lifted by mortgage market thaw http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-2-housebuilder-barratt-lifted-mortgage-market-thaw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* NewBuy scheme firing on all cylinders, says CEO</p> <p>* Order book hits 1.1 bln stg for first 8 weeks of year</p> <p>* H1 pretax profit more than doubles to 46.1 mln stg</p> <p>* On track to pay first dividend in five years</p> <p>By Clare Hutchison</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - British housebuilder Barratt Developments reported its best start to the year since 2007, saying that government schemes to boost mortgage access have energized the country's sluggish housing market.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-2-housebuilder-barratt-lifted-mortgage-market-thaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barratt Developments Barratt Developments Dividend Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:45:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768296 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Wealth manager St James's Place ups dividend by a third http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-wealth-manager-st-jamess-place-ups-dividend-third <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Full year dividend up 33 pct to 10.64 pence</p> <p>* Profit before shareholder tax 134.6 mln stg, up 23 pct</p> <p>* New business profit up 13 pct at 276.8 mln stg</p> <p>By Chris Vellacott</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - British investment manager St James's Place has raised its dividend by a third and plans a similar increase in the coming year, channelling the benefits of robust business flows to shareholders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-wealth-manager-st-jamess-place-ups-dividend-third" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dividend Short St James St. James's Place Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:00:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769429 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-National Express's coach profits hit by UK belt-tightening http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-2-national-expresss-coach-profits-hit-uk-belt-tightening <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* National Express reports 9 pct fall in pretax profit</p> <p>* Say 2012 "difficult" year for UK coach business</p> <p>* Total dividend payout rises by 3 pct to 9.7 pence a share</p> <p>By Alice Baghdjian</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - UK-based bus, coach and trains operator National Express Group reported a 9 percent drop in profits on Thursday after the removal of a government subsidy on coach fares left it with a million fewer elderly passengers last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-2-national-expresss-coach-profits-hit-uk-belt-tightening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Citigroup Dividend National Express Group Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:30:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769752 at http://www.globalpost.com