UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 11

miércoles 11 de mayo de 2016 02:53 GYT

(Updates futures, adds company news items)

May 11 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening flat on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down about 0.1 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed up 41.84 points or 0.68 percent higher at 6,156.65 on Tuesday, lifted by gains for shares in budget airline easyJet and support services group Capita.

* BHP Billiton: BHP has talked up its future growth options, joining fellow mining giant Rio Tinto in marking a shift in focus after four years of aggressive cost cutting.

* RBS: Investors in state-backed Royal Bank of Scotland want the British government to intervene in the bank's seven-year struggle to sell a small business lender to meet European Union demands, which they say clash with UK taxpayers' interests.

* TUI: European tourism group TUI said it planned to sell its specialist group of holiday brands, leaving it with just its main tourism business after it sold its Hotelbeds Group last month.

* PREMIER OIL: Oil producer Premier Oil said its cost-cutting measures due to weak oil prices were bearing fruit as its operating costs have fallen 10-20 percent below expectations.

* Liberty Global/O2 UK: Liberty Global would consider buying Telefonica's O2 UK mobile network if Brussels blocks its agreed sale to CK Hutchison but said the cable group also valued the flexibility it had in its current strategy of being a virtual mobile operator.   Continuación...