In the next year and a half, dividends on European companies will drop at the fastest rate since 1999, based on the futures trading in Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 Index Dividend Futures. European dividends are expected to drop by 28% over last year.

While it may be rough in Europe, in the U.S. there have been plenty of dividend increases recently. With this in mind, Stockpickr has reviewed the recent dividend announcements and compiled a list of the

top dividend-increasers for the week

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