UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb. 16

martes 16 de febrero de 2016 02:22 GYT

Feb 16 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen to open up by
24-26 points, or 0.4-0.5 percent, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
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    * The UK blue-chip index closed up 116.68 points, or 2 percent, at 5,825.17
on Monday, extending its recovery from three-year lows hit last week, helped by
a surge in consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser. 
    * VODAFONE: UK phone network operator Vodafone and John Malone's
cable company Liberty Global agreed on Monday to combine their
operations in the Netherlands for a better footing in the local market.
    * SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell, Europe's largest oil company, expects
to make robust investments in Brazil's offshore resources, hoping to quadruple
oil and gas output there by the end of the decade, its chief executive officer
said on Monday. 
    * BAE SYSTEMS: Japanese airbag component maker Daicel Corp and
Britain's biggest defence firm BAE Systems are designing an airbag for
military helicopters that they hope to sell to the U.S. Army, said three sources
with knowledge of the proposal. 
    * ANGLO AMERICAN: Miner Anglo American Plc's debt was downgraded
further into "junk" territory by Moody's Investor Service, which cited a
deterioration in commodities market conditions and doubts over how long it would
take the company to reduce debt levels. 
    * BREXIT: Reduced trade and weaker industrial productivity could slow
Britain's economic growth by 0.5 percent a year for the next 15 years if it
leaves the European Union, a European engineering association said on Tuesday.
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 (Reporting by Mamidipudi Soumithri in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)