REFILE-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 15

lunes 15 de febrero de 2016 04:33 GYT

(Corrects paragraph 2 to say points, not pence)
    Feb 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 68-77
points, or 1.19-1.35 percent higher on Monday, according to financial
bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
    * The UK blue chip index closed 3.08 percent higher on Friday at 5,707.60
points, recording its best one-day percentage gain in more than five months, as
banking and commodities-related stocks rebounded from a slump in the previous
    * HSBC: Global banking giant HSBC Holdings has decided to keep its
headquarters in Britain, rejecting the option of shifting its center of gravity
back to its main profit-generating hub Hong Kong after a thorough 10-month
    * BURBERRY: British luxury fashion brand Burberry is to face a
class action lawsuit in the United States, claiming it used misleading price
tags at its outlet stores to fool shoppers into believing the goods were being
sold at a hefty discount. 
    * ECOTRICITY/GOOD ENERGY: British green energy suppliers Ecotricity and Good
Energy said they will reduce retail gas bills by around 7 percent from
April 1, making steeper cuts than their larger rivals. 
    * BANKS: UK's four biggest banks, Lloyds Banking Group Plc, Royal
Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Barclays Plc and HSBC Holdings Plc
 will payout almost 5 billion pounds ($7.3 billion)worth of bonus in the
next few weeks, Sky News reported. (
    * BANKS: American and British regulators are likely to charge several banks
with rigging interest rates, including Citigroup, the third-largest U.S. bank,
and London-based HSBC Holdings, the Wall Street Journal reported. 
    * BREXIT: Chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, Ross McEwan, said in an
interview with BBC Newsnight he believes Britain's financial sector would be
better off inside the European Union. (
    * BREXIT: Britain's push to win backing from its European partners for its
wish list of EU reforms will go "right to the wire" at a summit this week,
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said. 
    * BAE SYSTEMS: British defence company BAE Systems has picked
former oil industry executive Charles Woodburn as heir apparent to Chief
Executive Ian King, a source close to the situation said. 
    * ALLIED IRISH BANKS: The Irish government would aim to sell 50 percent of
Allied Irish Banks by 2020 if re-elected later this month, Finance
Minister Michael Noonan said.  
    * OIL: Brent and U.S. crude futures edged lower on Monday as the dollar
regained ground and as weak Chinese trade data stoked concerns about demand in
the world's biggest energy consumer. 
    * UK's SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE: The National Crime Agency will have the power
to direct investigations carried out by UK's Serious Fraud Office, Financial
Times reported. 
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 (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru)