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The world’s top 10 dividend-paying companies

The top 10 companies contributed 10% of all global dividends, roughly the same proportion since 2013. 

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Dogs of the Footsie: have our 10 shares lost their bite?

The dividend disappointments making our Dogs look bashful.

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Global dividend growth hit, but some regions still bright spots

Growth figures were not gloomy for all regions, with some breaking new records.

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Fund managers turn bearish and fear a recession is around the corner

One in three fund managers believe a recession is likely

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‘Free trading’ platforms: what’s the catch?

Tom Bailey runs the rule over the influx of platforms that are offering free share trading.

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More woe for Neil Woodford as second biggest holding dives by 60%

One of Woodford Equity Income fund’s most successful holdings has been accused of misleading financial reporting. 

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UK investors pile into US stockmarket, but can the party continue?

Central banks usually lower rates when there is evidence of a downturn in the economy.

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Quiet income achievers defying the Brexit gloom

Ken Wotton suggests four stocks for income-focused investors.

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