2022 a record-breaking year for share buybacks but inflation could flatten trend

Tripled in past decade

Eve Maddock-Jones
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Global share buybacks increased by 22% in 2022, to a record breaking level of $1.3trn, according to research from Janus Henderson.

The data comes from a new supplement to the firm's annual Global Dividend Index, and is focused solely on global share buybacks of the world's top 1,200 firms and will be published annually going forward. In the study, Janus Henderson found that share buybacks have tripled in the past decade, versus a 54% increase in dividends over the same period. Stock Spotlight: HSBC remains on track for continued growth Back in 2012, share buybacks were 52% the size of dividends, but in 2022 it was almost comparable at 94%. In the report, analysts said "this rapid growth is a significant inc...

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