UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 15

martes 15 de marzo de 2016 02:33 GYT

March 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 24 to
26 points lower, or down as much as 0.4 percent, on Tuesday, according to
financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please
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    * The UK blue chip index edged higher on Monday, closing up 34.78 points at
6,174.57, but underperformed euro zone shares as a fall in the price of oil
weighed on energy firms and counteracted a fading boost to UK-listed miners from
well-received Chinese data. 
    * HSBC HOLDINGS: South Korea's competition watchdog said it had fined HSBC
Holdings Plc's Hong Kong unit and Deutsche Bank AG a
combined 59 million won ($50,000) for colluding on foreign exchange swap bids -
its first-ever penalty for an FX derivatives-related case. 
    * TULLOW: Tullow declared force majeure on two cargoes of Ghana's
Jubilee crude oil after an issue on the Floating Production Storage and
Offloading (FPSO) facility that exports the oil. 
    * FASTJET: African budget airline Fastjet Plc said Chief Executive
Ed Winter would step down on March 18, two weeks after its second-largest
shareholder called for his dismissal. 
    * LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP : When top derivatives exchange
executives gather in Boca Raton, Florida, this week for a major industry
conference, the buzz will be around who is meeting whom in hotel rooms and
lobbies as bourses scramble to find partners amid global consolidation.
    * UK REFERENDUM: Eighty percent of the Confederation of British Industry's
members want Britain to stay in the European Union, the employers group said on
Tuesday, responding to critics of its pro-European stance. 
    * BREXIT: Supporters of Britain leaving the European Union, or a so-called
Brexit, are more likely to vote in the forthcoming referendum which could give
the Leave campaign a decisive edge in the final result, a Telegraph poll
suggests. (
    * OIL: Oil prices fell in Asian trade on Tuesday, extending losses from the
session before as concerns start to take hold that a six-week recovery will
peter out as markets remain oversupplied. 

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 (Reporting by Esha Vaish in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)