Greece: at Teleperformance, worry on the phone

“Every day, I have a lump in my stomach as soon as I wake up. I’m scared to go to work “, explains Anne (1). This 20-year-old Frenchwoman works at Teleperformance in Athens. She is one of those voices who, from a telephone platform, provide technical assistance or after-sales service for international brands. Apple, Hewlett […]

Regulators argue about dividend payments

Frankfurt The normal case goes like this: At the Annual General Meeting, shareholders criticize the distribution policy of a stock corporation. The dividend is too low, in view of the high profits, more must be paid out urgently. At the two Munich insurers alliance and Munich Re such discussions are rare. Both have been dividend […]

BaFin against ban on dividends for insurers

Federal Financial Supervisory Authority BaFin opposes the assessment of the EU authority EIOPA. (Photo: Reuters) Frankfurt The Bafin rejects a blanket ban on dividends for insurers. The German financial regulator is thus opposed to a different recommendation by the European supervisory authority EIOPA. A blanket ban on distributions for insurers and pension funds is currently […]

Dividend payout drops in the corona crisis

DAX company For most corporations, saving in the corona pandemic is important. (Photo: dpa) Frankfurt Shareholders in Germany have to expect dividend losses this year due to the corona crisis. In the best case scenario, the 160 companies in the Dax, MDax and SDax stock market indices will transfer a total of over 44 billion […]

What investors should know about the online AGM

Shareholders’ meeting Lone shareholder: First companies are considering an online AGM because of Corona. (Photo: imago / Sven Simon) Frankfurt It is an unexpected premiere. For decades it had been stipulated by law that general meetings in Germany are face-to-face events. But the corona virus has now wiped that certainty off the table. Already in […]

United Internet approves new share buyback program

United Internet The Management Board of United Internet has launched a share buy-back program with the approval of the Supervisory Board. (Photo: dpa) Berlin The internet and mobile operator United Internet wants to launch a new share buyback program. As part of this program, up to five million company shares are to be bought back […]

EBA urges banks to cut bonuses and dividends

Frankfurt The European banking regulator Eba has clearly called on the continent’s financial institutions to support the European economy in the corona crisis – at the expense of bonuses and dividends. Before the Eba, several banking supervisors, including the European Central Bank, but also Bafin, had made similar appeals to the industry. The statements of […]

These are the considerations of the Dax companies

Dusseldorf Germany’s companies wanted to transfer a dividend of over 45 billion euros to their shareholders after this year’s Annual General Meetings. Actually. The total is calculated from the corresponding proposals of the groups in their business deals for the past year and the annual press conferences. But after Dax– Newbie MTU has announced that, […]

“Companies always have to expect this”

Marc Löbbe The lawyer works in the area of ​​corporate law / M & A. (Photo: SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz) The doctor of law is an expert for general meetings at the Frankfurt commercial law firm SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz. Mr. Löbbe, legally dividends will be distributed for the 2019 financial year. Is […]