The dividend payouts of companies listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange have reverted to their normal levels after growing for five consecutive years since the inception of the financial crisis. The payouts fell sharply – by several billion euros – in 2008 due to economic turbulence and companies' plunging profits.
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Dividend payouts grow for fifth consecutive year
Altogether, companies listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, excluding Sweden's TeliaSonera, will pay out over seven billion euros in dividends for last year, indicate data collected by Nordea, a Nordic provider of financial services.