Global dividends are on pace for a record year after an historic third quarter, according to Janus Henderson, as the firm’s Global Dividend Index revealed $403.5bn was paid out between July and September – 22% more than in 2020.

Key takeaways:

–Booming mining dividends drove two thirds of the year-on-year increase in Q3 globally, rising 251%. Bank dividends grew 43% mainly thanks to regulatory constraints being relaxed.

–Globally 90% of companies either raised their dividends or held them steady.

–Janus Henderson upgrades its 2021 full-year forecast to $1.46 trillion. The exceptional strength of Q3 and a positive outlook for Q4 led to upgrade 2021 forecast. Dividends are expected to surpass the pre-pandemic peak by the end of December 2021, recovering from their March 2021 low in just nine months.

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Publié le 23 novembre 2021