UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 19
Jan 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 37 to 44 points, or up as much as 0.8 percent, on Tuesday according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * The UK blue chip index finished 0.4 percent lower on Monday at 5,779.92 points, its lowest closing level since late 2012, with miners down on lingering concerns about metals demand and UK banks mirroring losses seen by Italian financials. * PRUDENTIAL: British insurer Prudential Plc said on Tuesday its solvency capital ratio was 190 percent on June 30, 2015 under new European rules for insurers. * RIO TINTO: Global miner Rio Tinto plans to increase iron ore production and shipments in 2016, defying a collapse in prices as it takes advantage of its position as the world's lowest cost producer. * BANK OF ENGLAND: The Bank of England's newest policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said on Monday he would take a "patient" approach to raising interest rates and there was even a chance he might favour a cut if a slowdown in Britain's economy worsened. * WIZZ AIR: Wizz Air expects to replace Ryanair as the airline with the lowest costs in Europe over the next year or so, the chief executive of the eastern European low-cost carrier told Reuters on Monday. * UK STEEL: Britain's small business minister said on Monday she will return to Brussels next month to push for further progress in tackling the UK steel sector crisis, following another 1,050 job cuts at Tata Steel * UK CORPORATE DIARY: British Land Company Q3 2016 British Land Company PLC PLC Interim Management Statement Release Cairn Energy PLC Cairn Energy PLC Operational Update EVRAZ plc Q4 2015 EVRAZ plc Production Results Unilever PLC Q4 & FY 2015 Unilever PLC Earnings Release IG Group Holdings PLC Half Year 2016 IG Group Holdings PLC Earnings Release TODAY'S UK PAPERS > Financial Times > Other business headlines Multimedia versions of Reuters Top News are now available for: * 3000 Xtra : visit topnews.session.rservices.com * BridgeStation: view story .134 For more information on Top News visit topnews.reuters.com (Reporting By Mamidipudi Soumithri in Bengaluru)
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