UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 26

martes 26 de enero de 2016 02:26 GYT

Jan 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen to open down 49
points, or 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 closed 0.4 percent lower at 5,877.00 points on
Monday, pressured as mining shares dropped on the back of a fall in metals
prices and financial stocks weakened. 
    * OIL PRICES: Crude futures dropped below $30 a barrel on Tuesday and
extended the previous day's losses by more than 2 percent, as fresh worries
about oversupply from top producers Saudi Arabia and Iraq spooked the market.
    * GSK: GlaxoSmithKline Plc  is concluding feasibility studies
evaluating whether its vaccine technology is suitable for the Zika virus, which
has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, a spokeswoman
told Reuters. 
    * VODAFONE: Vodafone Qatar, an affiliate of Vodafone Group
, reported on Tuesday a 72.2 million riyal ($19.8 million) net loss in
the third *quarter, which is 5 percent wider than the same year-ago period,
Reuters calculations showed. 
    * UK MOBILE MARKET: French billionaire Xavier Niel's telecoms group Iliad
 has approached British telecoms regulator Ofcom to express
"preliminary" interest in entering the UK mobile market, the Financial Times
reported, citing people familiar with the matter. 
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 (Reporting By Mamidipudi Soumithri in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)