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Telefonica ever closer to selling its Central American subsidiary

Telefónica Cuts Its Dividend, But It Defends That This Strengthens Its Position

Telefónica’s board of directors has cut the dividend payable in 2021, which will now be made in two payments of 0.15 eur/share in June and December (previously 0.20 eur/share), while the “scrip” option is maintained. The first payment of 0.15 eur/share will be in December 2021. Telefónica’s Executive Chairman, José María Álvarez-Pallete, has defended the reduction of the company’s dividend, which he considers to be an appropriate price as it maintains a very high dividend yield compared to the Ibex and the sector as a whole.

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Alstom Withdraws Bid For Mega-Contract Won By CAF-Bombardier Consortium

Renta 4 | Alstom has decided to cancel its bid for the contract for the supply of 146 trains worth 2.560 billion euros that the CAF-Bombardier consortium won three weeks ago, considering it to be unfeasible. From a financial point of view, this setback leaves in the air a contract worth, according to the latest information from the consortium, around €1 Bn. Moreover, from a strategic point of view, CAF could lose the opportunity to consolidate its position as the second largest operator in the French market.