UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 20

miércoles 20 de enero de 2016 02:09 GYT

Jan 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down
110-121 points, or 1.9-2.1 percent, on Wednesday, according to financial
bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
    * The UK blue chip index closed 96.88 points higher, or 1.7 percent, at
5,876.80 points on Tuesday after Chinese GDP figures met expectations while
leaving room for further stimulus. 
    * BHP BILLITON: BHP Billiton  flagged on Wednesday that it
sees no recovery in iron ore or coal prices in the next few years while holding
out hope for a rebound in copper and oil as the company fights a slump in
earnings set to hit its long-protected dividend. 
    * RANDGOLD: Randgold Resources has signed three joint venture
agreements with junior miners to explore potential gold deposits in Democratic
Republic of Congo, chief executive Mark Bristow said on Tuesday. 
    * OIL: Crude futures slumped again in Asian trade on Wednesday, losing more
than 2 per cent as U.S. oil dropped towards $27 a barrel, its lowest since 2003,
on worries about global oversupply. 

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 (Reporting By Mamidipudi Soumithri in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)