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    1. August 25, 2015

      Potash producer Uralkali plans $1.3bn share buyback

      Uralkali, the world’s largest potash producer by output, is planning its second billion-dollar share buyback this year...

    2. August 19, 2015

      Dividend stocks given new lease of life

      Dividend paying stocks — a popular trade of the low-interest rate era of the past several years — may have found new...

    1. August 12, 2015

      Lottery suspension slows Alibaba growth

      Alibaba has reported its slowest quarterly revenue growth for at least three years as a faltering economy, increased...

    2. August 9, 2015

      Drop in long-term investment hinders eurozone recovery

      The European Central Bank’s attempt to kick-start the eurozone economy is facing a stubborn reluctance among companies...

    3. August 7, 2015

      Samsung C&T buyback requests fail to derail deal

      Samsung C&T will spend Won670bn ($576m) buying back shares from dissenting shareholders, in one of the final steps...

    4. July 31, 2015

      US equity margin debt flags market top

      The Chinese stock markets have delivered a reminder — perhaps most of all to the leadership in Beijing — that markets...

    5. July 30, 2015

      Baidu looks to restore investor confidence

      Baidu is looking to restore investor confidence with a $1bn share buyback, after $12bn was wiped off the Chinese search...

    6. July 28, 2015

      Fresh hurdle for Samsung group merger

      The controversial merger of Samsung C&T with Cheil Industries faces a new potential obstacle, with a plunge in their...

    7. July 25, 2015

      BoE’s Haldane says corporations putting shareholders before economy

      The Bank of England’s chief economist has taken a swipe at the way corporations are run, accusing business leaders of...

    8. July 20, 2015

      Companies can invest and conduct buybacks

      A fashionable view among macroeconomists today is that investment by publicly quoted companies is being curtailed by...

    9. June 18, 2015

      China ADRs: homecoming

      Home is where the money is, for now. On Wednesday, internet security software maker Qihoo became the latest US-listed...

    10. June 15, 2015

      Winners and losers from share buybacks

      Steve Jobs once said: “There are unintended consequences to everything.” While he was referring to technological...

    11. June 10, 2015

      HeidelbergCement to return more cash to shareholders

      As rivals Lafarge and Holcim pursue a €41bn merger to create a new giant in building materials, Germany’s...

    12. June 4, 2015

      Ready money signals big problems in the merger market

      This week America’s corporate world passed a milestone. The value of deals in US-bound mergers and acquisitions...

    13. May 28, 2015

      Will share buyback craze spread to Europe?

      Share buybacks by big US companies have become emblematic of post-2007 crisis finance. Buybacks by Apple, General...

    14. May 27, 2015

      Buybacks and dividends set to top $1tn

      US companies are bolstering their earnings as the share buyback boom shows little sign of ending. The proliferation of...

    15. May 24, 2015

      Negative rates pose corporate conundrum

      Life for companies in Europe has been turned upside down. Like individuals, corporate treasurers are accustomed to...

    16. May 8, 2015

      Lament for share buyback short-termism

      Bolko Hohaus, who manages a technology fund for Lombard Odier in Geneva, recently called on the chief financial officer...

    17. April 28, 2015

      Apple sweetens S&P 500 buyback and dividend boom

      Apple is leading a surge in US companies returning cash to shareholders, with S&P 500 equity investors set to receive a...

    18. April 27, 2015

      Share buybacks: who really benefits?

      On April 20, David Einhorn, founder of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, sent out his first-quarter letter to investors....

    19. April 26, 2015

      US share buybacks loot the future

      Observers of the US political scene complain about a dearth of leadership. The same is also true of the corporate...

    20. April 23, 2015

      What value is left in buyback strategy?

      One of the factors readily believed to be underpinning the US equity bull run in recent years is the share buyback....

    21. April 21, 2015

      Bond investors grumble at buyback bonanza

      Shareholder activists are on the prowl, and fearful executives are taking no chances. US companies are expected to hand...

    22. April 14, 2015

      US companies unleash share buyback binge

      An ageing US equity bull run retains one major source of buyers these days — the large companies that dominate the...

    23. April 12, 2015

      US companies on course to return $1tn to shareholders in 2015

      Shareholders in the biggest US companies stand to receive a record $1tn in cash this year, as blue chips’ concerns over...

    24. April 1, 2015

      Evraz announces $1.3bn loss and share buy-back

      Shares in Evraz, the steelmaker in which Roman Abramovich is the largest shareholder, rallied 4.9 per cent after it...

    25. March 13, 2015

      Eni to cut dividend and suspend share buyback

      Eni, the Italian oil major, on Friday became the first of the world’s biggest energy companies to cut its dividend...

    26. March 10, 2015

      Buybacks sustain US bull run

      The fatigued US bull-run has one piston that continues to fire. S&P 500 companies spent more than $900bn on share...

    27. March 9, 2015

      GM plans $5bn buyback in deal with activists

      General Motors on Monday announced plans to buy back $5bn in shares by the end of next year, in a compromise deal with...

    28. February 12, 2015

      Rio Tinto dismisses talk of deal with Glencore

      Rio Tinto does not need to do a deal with Glencore, its chief executive Sam Walsh said after the Anglo-Australian miner...

    29. February 11, 2015

      Pepsi to return $9bn to shareholders

      PepsiCo announced plans to return up to $9bn to shareholders this year through a mix of dividends and share buybacks as...

    30. February 11, 2015

      Loeb’s Third Point takes aim at Fanuc

      A famed US activist investor is taking on one of Japan’s most obsessive companies in what promises to be an epic clash...

    31. February 10, 2015

      Hedge funds push GM for $8bn share buyback

      A central figure in the 2009 restructuring of the US auto industry is seeking a seat on General Motors’ board, in a...

    32. January 27, 2015

      DuPont steps up cost-cutting plan

      DuPont has set out plans for accelerated cost cuts and share buybacks, as the largest US chemicals company by market...

    33. December 15, 2014

      Boeing dividend rise signals bullishness

      Boeing has underlined the confidence surrounding commercial aerospace by announcing an unexpectedly high 25 per cent...

    34. December 8, 2014

      Trafigura hands $885m to top executives via buyback

      Trafigura, one of the world’s top commodities trading houses, has handed almost $900m to its management and senior...

    35. December 4, 2014

      Return of the buyback extends US rally

      Bullish equity investors have company. With stocks loitering in record territory, corporate America remains a major...

    36. November 26, 2014

      Samsung to sell chemicals and defence stakes

      Samsung Group has agreed to sell most of its chemicals and defence operations to Hanwha for Won1.9tn ($1.7bn), in the...

    37. November 17, 2014

      Capex return provides investment opportunities

      The US economic recovery has been a jigsaw with a missing piece, but if the capital expenditure part of the puzzle is...

    38. October 29, 2014

      Visa launches $5bn share buyback

      Visa on Wednesday launched a $5bn share buyback and beat profit estimates in its fourth-quarter results, as it shrugged...

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