Nikkei edges down on pause in weak yen trend; mining shares outperform
TOKYO, March 30 Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Thursday morning pressured by a pause in the weak yen trend, while mining shares firmed on gains in oil prices.
MOSCOW Jan 16 Telecoms group Vimpelcom, with assets in Russia, Italy and various emerging markets, said on Wednesday it would make dividend payments of at least 80 cents per share a year through 2014.
Amsterdam-registered Vimpelcom recently beat expectations for third-quarter earnings, highlighting the prospects of strong future dividends.
In a statement to accompany its analyst day, Vimpelcom said it would keep its dividend payments of at least 80 cents between 2012 and 2014.
At its last analyst day in November 2011, Vimpelcom said it would make dividend payments of at least 80 cents a share a year between 2011 and 2013.
MELBOURNE, March 30 Korea Zinc Inc, the world's third-largest zinc smelter, has agreed to take a 15 percent drop in annual processing fees for 2017 as smelters grapple with a dearth of mine supply, Metal Bulletin reported.