ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Coronavirus

Coronavirus disruption cuts into corporate dividends

Chip machine makers, auto part companies and fashion brands to hold onto their cash as uncertainty grows

 Listed companies are taking a continued beating from the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Shihoko Nakaoka) 

TOKYO -- Listed companies across Asia are cutting or delaying dividend payouts as the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to batter business in the region.

Companies in a wide range of sectors have already been grappling with extensive disruptions to their day-to-day operations, and share prices have been correspondingly volatile. The fact that many are now adjusting dividend payments -- a weighty decision that involves top management, the board and shareholders -- indicates that concerns over the longer-term impact of the virus are growing.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more