If a company has announced that it's ex dividend date is....... and the payable date is....... do they ever change their mind to not pay dividends (ie the poor state of the economy)?
I have been doing a search on the companies I hold stocks with and a few of them have already announced dividend payable dates that have already passed and I have held these shares for over 12months. For example MAP's ex dividend date is 23 December 2008 and they're payable date was 19th February 2009.
Is there somewhere to check up on this? All my details are up to date with Computershare and Link market services.