Energy crisis boosts global dividends to record Q3 results

Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index

Eve Maddock-Jones
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Global dividends reached $415.9bn in Q3 2022, a new third quarter record, according to the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index.

In its 36th edition, the research said underlying growth was at 10.3% and the group was now expecting global dividends to hit $1.56trn this year, an 8.9% increase on an underlying basis. This is a 0.4 percentage points increase compared to the firm's previous expectations three months ago, and was still firmly ahead of the 5-6% longer-term dividend growth trend. The upgraded forecast was mainly drive by higher one-off special dividends, strength in the oil sector and in Asia, the report stated. The report identified surging global oil prices as a key driver to Q3's record highs. ...

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