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Dividend payouts hit by global headwinds

The slowdown in dividend payouts by the world’s biggest companies continued in the third quarter as waning profit growth hit shareholder payouts. Investors are bracing for further headwinds in 2020 as the global economic picture darkens. The US-China trade war is thwarting economic growth, and major economies such as the …

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Royal Mail general election strike blocked by High Court

Over the two-day hearing, the union argued there was no evidence of interference with the ballot and that the “legitimate partisan campaigning” for the “yes vote” was in line with the rules. However, Mr Justice Swift, who chaired the hearing, said that strike action risked the “delay or non-delivery” of electoral material produced …

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Crispin Odey’s wife to chair the Jupiter fund he shorts

A top hedge fund manager known as one half of the City’s “Posh and Becks” has been appointed as chairman of a fund house her husband Crispin Odey has been betting against.  Nichola Pease – whose family helped found Barclays Bank, where her brother-in-law John Varley was formerly chief executive – will take over at …

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