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Bank Holding Firms’ 2021 Dividends Expected to Hit New High on Bumper Profits

Bank Holding Firms’ 2021 Dividends Expected to Hit New High on Bumper Profits

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Dividends by South Korea’s four major financial holding firms are expected to hit an all-time high in 2021 as they have decided to return more of their bumper profits to shareholders, sources said Monday. The combined dividend payout of the four is likely to reach around 3.83 trillion won [...]

HDBank to Pay 25 pct Dividend in Shares, Moody’s Raises Credit Rating for the Bank to Positive Outlook

HDBank to Pay 25 pct Dividend in Shares, Moody’s Raises Credit Rating for the Bank to Positive Outlook

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ho Chi Minh City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HoSE: HDBank) has announced plans to increase its charter capital to more than VND20.273 trillion (US$879.48 million) by paying dividends for 2020 in shares and an employee stock option plan. According to information published by [...]

Mercedes-Benz Distributes Largest Shareholder Dividends in S. Korea

Mercedes-Benz Distributes Largest Shareholder Dividends in S. Korea

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Mercedes-Benz disbursed the largest dividends to shareholders after dominating the South Korean imported car market last year. Mercedes-Benz Korea and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Korea reported dividends of 138 billion won (US$112 million) for 2019, up by 32.4 percent from 2018. Mercedes-Benz sold 78,133 cars last year, up 10.4 percent [...]

Big Firms Sharply Cut Performance Pay, Dividends on Dismal Earnings

Big Firms Sharply Cut Performance Pay, Dividends on Dismal Earnings

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Major South Korean companies sharply cut payments of performance-based pay and dividends for 2019 due to abysmal earnings, industry sources said Wednesday. Top-cap Samsung Electronics Co. recently decided to lower the maximum amount of performance pay for workers at its semiconductor division to 29 percent of their annual salary [...]

Dividend Payouts to Foreigners Soar 20 pct This Year

Dividend Payouts to Foreigners Soar 20 pct This Year

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) –South Korean listed firms’ dividend payouts to foreign investors jumped more than 20 percent in the first nine months of the year due mainly to increased earnings, central bank data showed Thursday. Local listed companies paid foreign investors US$14.09 billion in dividends in the January-September period, up 20.5 percent from [...]