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FTSE 100 dividend yields forecast to rise 24 per cent this year as economy bounces back from Covid-19 crisis

FTSE 100 dividend yields forecast to rise 24 per cent this year as economy bounces back from Covid-19 crisis

UK equity analysts forecast that the dividend yields on FTSE 100 shares will rise by 24 per cent from 2.56 per cent to 3.17 per cent this year as the economy begins its recovery from the coronavirus recession, according to new research from Bowmore Asset Management.

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Covid-19 and threat of climate change drives increase in LGIM’s company engagements

Covid-19 and threat of climate change drives increase in LGIM’s company engagements

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of the world’s largest asset managers, has released its tenth annual ‘Active Ownership’ report, which reveals that over the course of 2020, it increased company engagements by 21 per cent and continued to vote globally, opposing the election of more than 4,700 company directors, as it sought to effect positive change at companies in which it invests.

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New York stays in top spot while London’s position challenged by leading Asian centres in Global Financial Centres Index Ratings

New York stays in top spot while London’s position challenged by leading Asian centres in Global Financial Centres Index Ratings

New York has retained its lead in the rankings of the Global Financial Centres Index 29 (GFCI 29), launched by Z/Yen Group in partnership with the China Development Institute (CDI). London has fallen to only one point ahead of third place Shanghai.