Janus Henderson: Global dividends break Q1 record but uncertain outlook remains

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Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index Q1 2022 results
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Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index Q1 2022 results

Global dividends set a new Q1 record this year, with all regions experiencing double digit growth, the latest Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index revealed.

The quarterly study found global dividends surged by 11% in the first four months of the year, hitting $302.5bn. Underlying growth "was even stronger", according to analysts, at 16.1%. Since the study began in 2009 pay-outs have more than doubled, the data showed. The basis for this strong growth was twofold, according to the study. First, the resumption of normal dividend repayments post-Covid, when many companies were forced to cancel or suspend dividend pay-outs to shore up balance sheets during lockdown. Global dividends to hit new record in 2022 Globally, 81% of companies t...

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