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Dividend growth to slow at Hong Kong-listed firms, report says

Dividends at Hong Kong-listed companies are expected to grow a little more slowly for fiscal 2013, levelling off from the sharp increases in the previous two years, a report from research firm Markit said.

Wednesday, 8 January, 2014, 12:16pm

Institutions back huge fee rise for Hang Seng board

Hang Seng Bank's minority shareholders failed to stop a plan to give directors a rise in fees of more than 30 per cent while dividends stay unchanged, after the motion was carried with the overwhelming support of large institutional stakeholders.

17 May 2013 - 6:18am

HSBC executives cash in shares worth HK$46m

HSBC plans to raise its dividends in the first three quarters this year, but its three top executives are not waiting to reap the full benefit of this move. Chief executive Stuart Gulliver, chairman Douglas Flint and finance director Iain Mackay sold shares worth a total of £4 million (HK$46.6 million) on Monday.

9 Mar 2013 - 5:43am

StanChart raises dividends, cuts back on top bonuses

Standard Chartered lifted its 2012 dividend payout 11 per cent but bonuses paid to top executives slipped amid higher regulatory costs.

6 Mar 2013 - 5:18am

High dividend payout sparks rally in Anta Sports Products shares

Shares of Anta Sports Products rose as much as 4.7 per cent yesterday, driven by the mainland sportswear retailer's plan to pay high dividends despite a sharp fall in profit.

Some analysts said the sportswear industry on the mainland had not bottomed out yet and this year would be even tougher for major players such as Anta.

26 Feb 2013 - 4:54am

Stock Watch: Chinese toll companies

In these times of low interest rates and volatile share markets, investors keep coming back to dividend stocks. A near inescapable market logic drives this. Low interest rates make returns on high-grade bonds unattractive. In fact, once inflation is factored in, the returns are typically negative and the bonds risk losing value when interest rates rise. Equities are appealing but risky.

17 Dec 2012 - 5:30am

China Gas pricing change results in extra dividend

China Gas, which has endured in-fighting among top management and a prolonged battle against hostile takeover bids in the past two years, declared its maiden interim dividend since its establishment a decade ago.

The Shenzhen-based firm, the mainland's largest city natural gas distributor by number of projects, posted a 116 per cent jump in interim profit.

29 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

Nokia may scrap investors' dividends as cash rapidly runs out

As Nokia depletes its cash pile amid a prolonged turnaround effort, investors are bracing for something that hasn't happened in decades: no dividends.

28 Sep 2012 - 2:54am

Clear Media may cut bus shelter ads to drive sales

Clear Media, a Hong Kong-listed mainland outdoor media company, yesterday said it may cut the price of bus shelter advertising in the second half because of the unfavourable economic environment.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

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30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am