While 2015 was the year of the dividend for the FTSE 100 overall, collapsing commodities prices and emerging markets turbulence caused Anglo American (LSE: AAL), Glencore (LSE: GLEN) and Standard Chartered (LSE: STAN) to cut or suspend dividends.
The steady collapse of supermarket colossus Tesco (LSE: TSCO) has arguably been the British stock market story of recent times. From shaping the British retail landscape as recently as the turn of the decade - it was once estimated that �1 out of ...
Unfortunately, profits are no longer guaranteed for Glencore and Anglo American, which saw their shares surge to record highs during 2011 as China's seemingly insatiable demand for raw material pushed commodity prices ever higher.
Back in 2011 Glencore (LSE: GLEN) and BHP Billiton (LSE: BLT) seemed unstoppable. Glencore's IPO had proved popular with investors and China's seemingly insatiable demand for commodities had sent shares in BHP to their all-time high of �26.10.