Finweek English Edition - - THE WEEK -

In­vestors in the Lon­don Stock Ex­change’s (LSE) main mar­ket are en­joy­ing a bumper 2017, with ris­ing share prices be­ing sup­ple­mented by record-break­ing div­i­dend pay­ments, new re­search by ser­vices firm Capita has re­vealed. The Guardian re­ported that share­hold­ers in LSE main mar­ket-listed com­pa­nies re­ceived £33.3bn in pay­ments dur­ing the sec­ond quar­ter of this year, up 14.5% year-on-year. The Capita re­port added that the growth can be at­trib­uted to high spe­cial div­i­dends and large gains be­cause of move­ments in for­eign ex­change rates.

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