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SE Asia Stocks-Philippines slumps over 2%; most others end lower

Philippine shares fell over 2% on Monday to their lowest since Oct. 9 as weakness in water utilities hit sentiment, while Thailand stocks were dragged lower by industrials. Most other markets in the region fell as investors sought further clarity of the "phase one" deal between Wash

Ex-divs to take 0.6 points off FTSE 100 on Dec 19

The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, 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 around 0.6 points off the index. COMPANY (RIC) DIVIDEND STOCK OPTION IMPACT (pence)

Brexit hopes, Sino-U.S. interim deal buoy UK shares

London's main index gained for the fourth straight session, as investors cheered a preliminary U.S.-China trade deal and hopes of clarity on Brexit after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's election win, while the mid-caps hovered near a record high hit in the previous session.

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