Ex-divs to take 17.4 points off FTSE 100 on Feb. 13

Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:45am GMT

LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - The following FTSE 100 companies will go
ex-dividend on Wednesday, 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 would take 17.41 points off 
the index.
 COMPANY                 (RIC)            DIVIDEND            INDEX IMPACT
                                          (pence)              (points)   
 AstraZeneca                                120.50               5.93
 BP                                           9.00 (cents)       4.28
 Royal Dutch Shell A                         43.00 (cents)       4.03
 Royal Dutch Shell B                         43.00 (cents)       2.85
 Sage Group                                   6.67               0.32 
Among FTSE 250         companies going ex-dividend are: 
 COMPANY                 (RIC)            DIVIDEND

 F&C Commercial                            0.50
 Property Trust                           
 UK Commercial Property                    1.31
 Utilico Emerging                          1.53

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.