The World’s Top 10 Dividend Payers in 2017

Dividend payout reached another record in 2017 according to a study by Janus Henderson. The trend is likely to continue and they predict dividend payouts to increase by 8% this year. The following firms were the top 10 dividend payers in 2017: Rank Company 1 Royal Dutch Shell 2 China Mobile 3 Exxon Mobil 4 Apple …

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The Top 25 Financial State-Owned Multi-National Companies 2017

The Top 25 Financial State-Owned Multinational Corporations (MNCs) ranked by Foreign Assets as of 2015 are listed in the table below: Click to enlarge Source: World Investment Report 2017, UNCTAD The Royal Bank of Scotland(RBS) is majority(72%) owned by the British state. The state is the largest shareholder in many of the top banks in emerging markets such …

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The Top 25 Non-Financial State-Owned Multi-National Companies 2017

The Top 25 Non-Financial State-Owned Multinational Corporations (MNCs) ranked by Foreign Assets as of 2016 are listed in the table below: Click to enlarge Source: World Investment Report 2017, UNCTAD In the developed world, some of the top multinational firms especially from Europe have substantial state ownership. For example, the Norwegian state owns 67% of oil …

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek: 50 Companies To Watch in 2018

BusinessWeek magazine recently published a list of 50 companies to watch for next year. Selected from a list of 6,000 global stocks there are some interesting options in this list to consider for investment. Some of the foreign stocks that appear in this list include: BASF SE (BASFY) Danone SA (DANOY) Eni SpA (E) Mercadolibre …

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Platts Top 250 Global Energy Companies 2017

S&P Global Platts published its annual ranking of the top 250 global energy companies for 2017 this week. The Top 10 Companies from this ranking are shown in the table below: Click to enlarge Source: S&P Global Platts For the full listing of all the 250 firms please visit Platts Top 250 Global Energy Companies 2017 …

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