UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 13

miércoles 13 de abril de 2016 01:11 GYT

April 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 37
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 up 42.27 points, or 0.7 percent, at 6,242.39
points on Tuesday, buoyed by a rally in the energy sector after oil prices rose
on a report that Saudi Arabia and Russia had reached agreement on output
    * BHP BILLITON: BHP Billiton  will lay off about 7 percent
of the 1,060 workers at its Spence copper mine in Chile, the mine's union said
on Tuesday. 
    * HSBC: Shareholders should reject the executive pay plans of Britain's
biggest bank HSBC and the re-election of chairman Douglas Flint at its
annual general meeting, a leading shareholder advisory group said on Tuesday.
    * TATA STEEL: Britain said it could offer state loans to tempt a private bid
for Tata's loss-making Port Talbot steelworks as Prime Minister David Cameron
scrambles to save at least 10,000 jobs thrown into jeopardy by a global steel
    * NANOCO: British quantum dots maker Nanoco Group Plc expects to
sign a new licensing deal in the next six months with a "big company", which
will use its technology in digital displays. 
    * AB INBEV/SABMILLER: Anheuser-Busch InBev has formally informed
European Union antitrust regulators of its plan to sell SABMiller's 
premium European brands to try to secure approval for its $100 billion-plus
takeover of the London-based brewer. 
    * BREXIT: Britain could deal a damaging blow to the fragile global economy
if it votes to leave the European Union, the International Monetary Fund said in
the sharpest warning yet from a global body about the risks associated with
    * COPPER: London copper hit its highest in almost a fortnight on Wednesday
and Shanghai metals surged as strong Chinese copper imports in March built on
gains fueled by a falling dollar. 
    * OIL: Oil futures fell in Asian trade on Wednesday as profit-taking and
concern over a larger-than-expected build in U.S. crude stocks outweighed a
report that Russia and Saudi Arabia had reached consensus on an oil output cap.
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 (Reporting by Aastha Agnihotri in Bengaluru; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)