Apple CEO Cook Could Boost Dividend Payout to $16B

March 18 (Bloomberg) -- In today's "Movers & Shakers," Bloomberg's Betty Liu reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected by analysts to raise the company’s annual dividend payout to nearly $16 billion annually. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."

French, Spanish Inflation Falls Short of ECB Target
16:11 - French growth rebounded in the third quarter as part of a start-stop expansion that leaves Europe’s second-largest economy lagging its neighbors such as Spain. Gross domestic product in France expanded 0.2 percent in the three months through September after shrinking 0.1 percent in the previous period, national statistics office Insee said Friday. That compares with a 0.3 percent increase predicted by economists in a Bloomberg survey. The Spanish economy grew 0.7 percent in the period, in line with estimates in a separate poll. HSBC European Economist Fabio Balboni discusses with Mark Barton on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
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