UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 6

viernes 6 de mayo de 2016 02:52 GYT

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May 6 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 12 points, or 0.19 percent, on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down about 0.2 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed 0.09 percent higher at 6,117.25 points on Thursday, as gains in companies like BT and RSA offset declines by companies such as Centrica and Inmarsat after they gave discouraging updates.

* GLAXOSMITHKLINE: A break-up of GlaxoSmithKline is not something that is being considered "at all" at present, the chairman of Britain's biggest drugmaker said on Thursday.

* SABMILLER: South Africa's competition watchdog was on Thursday granted an extra five days to study Anheuser-Busch InBev's planned $106 billion takeover of SABMiller - a fifth extension that could delay the consumer industry's biggest ever deal.

* BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO: India's top court told tobacco companies on Wednesday they must adhere to a new federal rule requiring much larger health warnings on cigarette packs, in a major setback for the $11 billion industry that opposes the new policy.

* BHP BILLITON: A Brazilian judge on Thursday ratified the settlement Samarco and its owners, BHP Billiton and Vale SA, signed with Brazil's government in March to cover damages for a deadly dam spill last year, Vale said in a statement.

* OIL MAJORS: Ten oil companies including Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron and BP are working together to develop standard production equipment, a rare cooperation among rivals to save money as low oil prices put pressure on budgets.   Continuación...