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26 Sept 2016 (AFR) – European banks must turn off the dividend spigot

(26 September 2016, AFR, p22, by Viral Acharya, Diane Pierret and Sascha Steffen)

‘European banks’ high litigation and restructuring costs have resulted in major losses on their books and abysmal stock-market performance. As the industry and European regulators now reflect on this dismal state of affairs and search for solutions, they should consider banks’ revenue distribution – including employee bonuses and shareholder dividends – as part of the problem.’

Read more (and see the list/chart of banks with capital shortfalls and dividends)  at AFR.com (might need AFR login access, or try: AFR.com/trial)

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