Ex-divs take 0.9 points off FTSE 100 on Dec 24

Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:50am GMT



LONDON, Dec 24 (Reuters) - The following FTSE 100 company went
ex-dividend on Monday, the date after which investors will no longer qualify for
the latest dividend payout.  
    According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, the effect of 
the resulting adjustment to prices by market-makers took 0.93 points off 
the index.  
 COMPANY          (RIC)            DIVIDEND         INDEX IMPACT
                                   (pence)           (points)   
 BT Group                            3.00              0.93
Among FTSE 250         companies going ex-dividend are: 
 COMPANY                (RIC)            DIVIDEND

 British Assets Trust                      1.786
 RPC Group                                 4.30

After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.