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 8.09 points off the index. COMPANY (RIC) DIVIDEND INDEX IMPACT (pence) (points) BARCLAYS 3.5 1.70 CARNIVAL 16.2 (25 0.12 CENTS) GLAXOSMITHKLINE 22.0 4.28 RECKITT 78.0 1.99 BENCKISER Among FTSE 250 companies going ex-dividend are: COMPANY (RIC) DIVIDEND CATLIN 2.0 PZ CUSSONS 2.35 RANK 1.25
Norway government aims to sign 2017 spending plan on Saturday -source
OSLO, Dec 3 Norway's right wing minority coalition expects to sign a deal with centrist partners in parliament on Saturday for a 2017 fiscal budget, which would rescue the government from collapse, a source close to the talks told Reuters.
One dead in ENI Congo oil platform fire
BRAZZAVILLE, Dec 3 One person was killed in a fire on an oil platform operated by ENI Congo off the coast of the Congo Republic city of Pointe-Noire, the government said.