UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 31

miércoles 31 de agosto de 2016 01:40 GYT

Aug 31 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 13
points, or 0.19 percent, on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.25 percent lower on Tuesday at 6,820.79
points, as a drop in major mining and housebuilding stocks weighed on the
    * ARM: Shareholders in British technology company ARM approved its
sale to Japan's SoftBank on Tuesday, marking the end of independence
for the chip designer that powered the smartphone revolution. 
    * ASTRAZENECA:  U.S. regulators said on Tuesday that AstraZeneca Plc 
will pay $5.52 million to resolve a foreign bribery probe into improper payments
by its sales and marketing staff to state-employed healthcare officials in China
and Russia. 
    * SHELL: Motiva Enterprises LLC said on Tuesday the division of
its U.S. refining assets between Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Saudi Aramco
IPO-ARMO.SE would take place on April 1, 2017, months later than originally
    * PRUDENTIAL: Staff at British insurer Prudential are taking
industrial action over plans to move 76 jobs to Mumbai from the southern English
town of Reading, the Unite union said. 
    * BHP: Federal prosecutors investigating the deadly dam spill in November at
the Samarco iron ore mine, owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton 
, will decide in coming weeks whether to charge the company and
executives, a prosecutor in the case said on Tuesday. 
    * BREXIT: After a summer of political earthquakes followed by a few weeks of
holiday calm, Prime Minister Theresa May will meet members of her government on
Wednesday to discuss how Britain is to leave the European Union. 
    * UK CONSUMER MORALE: British consumer morale in August recovered some of
its post-Brexit slump, a survey showed on Wednesday, a latest sign that
consumers are adjusting to the decision to leave the European Union.
    * COPPER: London copper edged up on Wednesday but was set for a monthly drop
in August, pushing it into negative territory for the year, while zinc, tin and
lead eyed monthly advances. 
    * OIL: Crude oil futures fell in early trade on Wednesday as the U.S. dollar
held around three-week highs and industry stocks data indicated a build in U.S.
crude inventories. 

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 (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)