UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 5

viernes 5 de agosto de 2016 01:46 GYT

Aug 5 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 0.4
percent higher on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * The UK blue chip index closed 1.6 percent higher at 6,740.16 points,
bouncing back from a new three-week low of 6,615.83 hit early in the session,
after the Bank of England cut interest rates on Thursday. 
    * BARCLAYS: Ray Kahn, who held a variety of senior roles in Barclays PLC's
 clearing business over the past eight years, is no longer with the
bank, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. 
    * UK LABOUR MARKET: Britain's labour market entered "freefall" after the
vote to leave the European Union, with the number of permanent jobs placed by
recruitment firms last month falling at the fastest pace since May 2009, a
survey showed on Friday.      
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Sanjeeban Sarkar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)