UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb. 22

lunes 22 de febrero de 2016 02:43 GYT

Feb 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 30
points higher, or 0.50 percent, on Monday according to financial bookmakers. For
more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on 
    * The UK blue chip index closed index finished 0.4 percent weaker at
5,950.23 on Friday, as energy stocks were hurt by falling oil prices, but
recorded its best weekly gain in 2016. 
    * HSBC: HSBC  said it saw a 'bumpier' financial
environment ahead after delivering flat 2015 profit growth against a bleak
backdrop of slowing growth in China and tumbling commodities prices. The company
reported pretax profit of $18.87 billion for the year, below analyst consensus.
    * BREXIT: London Mayor Boris Johnson threw his weight on Sunday behind the
campaign to leave the European Union, dealing a blow to David Cameron by
increasing the chance British voters will ditch membership in a June referendum.
    Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday called a June 23 referendum on
membership of the European Union that could have far-reaching consequences for
Britain's unity and for the viability of the world's biggest trading bloc.
    * HOME RETAIL: South African-based furniture retailer Steinhoff
International  has made a rival offer to buy Britain's Home
Retail, the owner of the Argos group of catalogue-based stores which
agreed earlier this month to be bought by supermarkets group Sainsbury's

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 (Reporting by Vidya L Nathan in Bengaluru)