UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 30

miércoles 30 de marzo de 2016 01:27 GYT

March 30 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 39
points, or 0.6 percent, on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For
more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on 

    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.58 points lower on Tuesday at 6105.90
after a drop in commodity-related items intensified and banks turned lower
following the Bank of England's latest financial stability report. 
    * TATA STEEL: Britain's largest steelmaker is considering the sale
of its entire UK business to stem heavy losses. 
    * BREXIT: The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union saw its lead
over the rival 'out' campaign fall sharply in the last month, according to a
telephone opinion poll by Ipsos MORI. 
    * OIL: Oil futures rebounded in Asian trade, buoyed by a forecast for a less
than expected build in last week's crude oil stockpiles. 
    * COPPER: London copper slipped to a more than two-week low on Wednesday on
simmering concerns over global economic growth, although losses were checked by
a softer dollar after the U.S. Federal Reserve chair stressed the need for
caution on interest rate hikes. 

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 (Reporting by Aastha Agnihotri in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza)