Fans of the humble dividend are riding high. According to Capita's latest Dividend Monitor, UK-listed companies paid out a record amount worth £23.2bn in the last quarter. This good news story is not just confined to the UK, as dividends have become progressively more important across the globe.
It is notable that investors in places as diverse as Russia, China, and Japan have been receiving steadily increasing dividend payouts as large corporates worldwide release huge amounts of hoarded cash...
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