By Adam Cadle
Current macro unrest should not deter investors from looking for attractive buying opportunities in Europe and the UK, with European dividend yields constantly at high levels according to BlackRock.
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The company stated that Europe is home to some of the most diverse, high quality companies with exposure to international earnings growth that will be able to provide a steady source of income through the current tough economic period.
BlackRock Continental European Income Fund co-manager Alice Gaskell commented: “Not only does Europe offer a highly attractive dividend yield but more than 75 per cent of the holdings in our portfolio have actually increased dividend payments in 2011."
Gaskell added that companies in the telecoms, energy and infrastructure sectors were currently offering attractive dividend opportunities and a high potential for capital growth.
Continental Europe is showing signs of a recovery with increases in European stocks dividend forecasts and robust corporate balance sheets, says Ignis Asset ManagementEmerging market dividend yields offer rich rewards for investors
Investors should be looking to focus more on emerging market dividend yields in order to increase returns for their portfolios, as companies in these areas have less debt and growing cash flows compared to their counterparts in the developed world according to ING Investment ManagementCorporate sector remains strong
The corporate sector will remain the strongest part of the world economy in the years ahead, according to Standard Life Investments. In an effort to maintain this strength, company managers will deploy more of their accrued cash towards growth rather than dividend distribution policies