Resurgence of global dividends expected after strong Q1 performance

Growth 1.7% lower than Q1 2020

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Dividend payouts for the first three months of the year hit £275.8bn
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Dividend payouts for the first three months of the year hit £275.8bn

Global dividends are showing signs of resurgence with payouts in the first quarter of 2021 only 1.7% lower on an underlying basis than the same period the previous year, a decline that is substantially smaller than the previous three quarters, which all reported double digit declines.

Dividend payouts for the first three months of the year hit £275.8bn, just 2.9% lower on a headline basis. The encouraging figures led Janus Henderson to upgrade their dividend forecast for 2021 in...

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