UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 14

lunes 14 de marzo de 2016 02:15 GYT
 

March 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 16
points, or 0.3 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 up 103.09 points at 6,139.79 on Friday, as
banking stocks rallied on the back of the European Central Bank's plan for ultra
cheap four-year TLTRO loans to lenders. 
    * BP: BP Plc does not have to face U.S. lawsuits by energy and
drilling companies over losses they suffered from an offshore drilling ban
imposed soon after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal judge ruled.
 
    * DARTY: Books and music retailer Fnac is seeking partners to stay
in the race for electrical goods retailer Darty Plc, a French newspaper
said on Sunday. 
    * ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND: Royal Bank of Scotland is cutting 550 jobs
and scaling back its in-person advice service, marking yet another move to rein
in costs, even as more customers turn to digital "robo-advisers", the Financial
Times reported. (bit.ly/1YO50F3)
    * BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO: British American Tobacco has signed a
deal with Malian state tobacco company Sonatam to produce and distribute BAT's
Dunhill International cigarettes for the West African market, Sonatam's chief
told state radio on Saturday. 
    * UK REFERENDUM: U.S. President Barack Obama will come to London in April
and urge British voters to back continued membership of the European Union, The
Independent on Sunday newspaper reported. 
    * ECONOMY: British finance minister George Osborne said on Sunday he would
announce further cuts to public spending this week to protect his austerity plan
from a weakening of the economy, but said they would not be drastic.
 
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:
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 (Reporting by Esha Vaish in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza)