UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 19

martes 19 de abril de 2016 01:30 GYT

April 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down
13 points, or 0.2 percent lower on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
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    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.2 percent higher on Monday at 6,353.52,
after losses earlier in the session, with a late recovery in prices of major
industrial metals supporting basic resources stocks. 
    * RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto  on Tuesday cut its 2017 production
guidance from its Australian iron ore mines due to a delay in the rollout of its
autonomous transport technology, based on driverless trains. 
    * BREXIT: Fifty-four percent of Britons would vote to remain in the European
Union while 46 percent would opt to leave, according to an ICM telephone poll
for the Guardian newspaper published on Monday. 
    * UK STEEL: Investment firm Greybull Capital is considering making a bid for
Tata Steel Ltd's UK specialty steels arm, the Financial Times
reported, citing sources.  
    * GOLD: Gold edged up on Tuesday in choppy trading amid strength in Asian
equities and a drop in oil prices, although uncertainty over U.S. monetary
policy kept investors cautious. 
    * OIL: Crude futures slipped on Tuesday on a persistent global glut and the
failure of a producer meeting at the weekend to rein in the ballooning
oversupply, although a sharp drop in output in Kuwait due to an oil worker
strike underpinned prices briefly. 
    * COPPER: London copper edged lower on Tuesday, but losses were limited as a
slew of supportive economic signals out of China painted an encouraging picture
for demand and risk appetite improved after a strong performance by oil.

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 (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru)