UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 9

martes 9 de febrero de 2016 03:24 GYT
 

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Feb 9 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 17-27 points, or 0.3-0.5 percent, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.35 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed 158.70 points, or 2.7 percent, lower at 5,689.36 points on Monday, weighed down by falls in banking stocks to multi-year lows and weakness in the tech sector.

* TUI GROUP: TUI Group, the world's largest tour operator, said bookings to Turkey this summer were down around 40 percent due to security concerns, as it reported a narrower first-quarter loss.

* ICAP: ICAP Plc, which matches buyers and sellers of bonds, swaps and currencies, reported a 5 percent fall in third-quarter revenue from continuing operations amid fragile market conditions.

* KUMBA IRON ORE: South Africa's Kumba Iron Ore, a unit of Anglo American, reported a 66 percent drop in annual profit, in line with its own forecast, as it battled slumping prices for the steel-making ingredient.

* UK RETAIL: British retail spending growth hit a four-month high in January, as consumers splashed out on big-ticket items like furniture, an industry body said on Tuesday.

* BRITAIN AIRPORT: Britain should make a decision on where to build a new runway this summer, its transport minister said on Monday, dismissing concerns it could be further delayed by a referendum on EU membership.    Continuación...