from Breakingviews:

Stress test implies end to UK bank capital hikes

December 1, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

BHP’s Brazil disaster points to dividend cut

November 30, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Scrip dividends are a fool’s gold

October 23, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

BP and Total find downstream respite

April 28, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Why buybacks should be banned

By Edward Hadas
September 16, 2014

By Edward Hadas

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from Breakingviews:

European CEOs should avoid starving capex for divis

August 13, 2013

By Robert Cole

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from The Great Debate:

The dark side of bank dividends

May 8, 2013

In April, U.S. banks dusted off the dividend again, a trick they’d mostly abandoned during the financial crisis. JPMorgan Chase plans an 8-cent-per-share hike. Wells Fargo’s will be 5 cents. Same for Morgan Stanley. Bank of America will raise its dividend a penny. Some might celebrate the move: The banks are back! But there’s more to it. In this fairly anemic economy, dividends are yet another strategic, if counterintuitive, hedge that won’t get our loved and loathed financial institutions lending again anytime soon.

from Reihan Salam:

To create growth, unleash the invisible foot

By Reihan Salam
March 1, 2013

Across the political spectrum, there is a growing recognition that while short-term battles over government spending are important, they would be far less ferocious and intense if our economy were growing at a faster clip. But while conservatives and liberals alike clamor for more growth, they disagree about how to produce it. The key is unleashing what the economist Joseph Berliner once called the “Invisible Foot,” the neglected counterpart to Adam Smith’s “Invisible Hand.”

from Breakingviews:

Dividend reform won’t fix China SOE money-go-round

February 6, 2013

By John Foley

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from Breakingviews:

The 1 pct find a way to stimulate themselves

December 5, 2012

By Agnes T. Crane

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.