PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - May 29
May 29 The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
LONDON, March 13 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 9.66 points off the index. COMPANY (RIC) DIVIDEND STOCK OPTION IMPACT (pence) British American Tobacco 118.1 8.71 Direct Line 9.7 0.53 Hammerson 3.92 0.12 Randgold Resources 100 (U.S. cents) 0.30 Among FTSE 250 companies going ex-dividend are: COMPANY (RIC) DIVIDEND (pence) Assura 0.6 Tritax Big Box REIT 0.08 CLS Holdings 40 Crest Nicholson 18.5 Domino's Pizza 4.5 Essentra 14.4 Grafton Group 9 Londonmetric Property 1.44 Millennium & Copthorne Hotels 5.66 (Reporting by Kit Rees)
May 29 London's Heathrow Airport said early on Monday that there were still some disruptions to British Airways flights from the airport following a global computer system failure at the airline.
May 29 Gold held near its highest in four weeks on Monday after rising almost 1 percent in the previous session, buoyed as geopolitical tensions boosted its safe-haven appeal. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was flat at $1,266.40 per ounce at 0044 GMT. On Friday, it climbed 0.9 percent to touch its strongest since May 1 at $1,269.50. * U.S. gold futures slipped 0.1 percent to $1,266.4 an ounce. * North Korea fired what appeared to be a shor