UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 10

miércoles 10 de febrero de 2016 03:29 GYT

(Adds futures, company news items)

Feb 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 futures were up 0.4 percent on Wednesday, ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:

* The UK blue chip index closed down 1 percent at 5,632.19 points on Tuesday, with weaker mining and banking stocks keeping Britain's top share index mired near three-year lows as concern lingered over the global economy and the health of the financial sector.

* SABMILLER: Japan's Asahi Group Holdings has agreed to buy SABMiller's Peroni and Grolsch beer brands and is likely to pay over 400 billion yen ($3.5 billion), the Nikkei business daily reported.

* HSBC: HSBC has been sued by the families of U.S. citizens murdered by drug gangs in Mexico, claiming the bank let cartels launder billions of dollars to operate their business.

* A U.S. judge said Tuesday that he would likely delay the release of a report detailing how well HSBC has complied with anti-money laundering requirements until a federal appeals court could weigh in.

* ARM: ARM Holdings, the British chip designer whose technology powers smartphones, reported a 17 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit as its latest processor designs continued to win market share.

* BURBERRY: Burberry Group Plc, the British luxury fashion brand, sued J.C. Penney Co on Tuesday, accusing the U.S. retailer of trademark infringement for selling outerwear that featured exact copies of its famous "Burberry check" pattern.   Continuación...