BRIEF-Siemens says R&D investments to rise to 5 bln eur in fiscal 2017
* Says investments in research and development to rise by 300 million to 5 billion eur in fiscal 2017
Nov 21 Lancaster Colony Corp
* Lancaster Colony increases regular cash dividend; reelects 3 incumbent directors
* Lancaster Colony Corp says board of directors voted to raise regular quarterly cash dividend to 55 cents per common share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
Dec 7 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening between 31 and 35 points higher, or up as much as 0.52 percent on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.72 percent ahead of the cash market open.
BRUSSELS, Dec 7 Belgian chemicals group Solvay said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell its Acetow unit, which makes material used in cigarette filters, to private equity group Blackstone for 1 billion euros ($1.07 billion), including debt.