UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 2
(Updates futures, adds company news items)
Sept 2 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 12 points, or 0.2 percent, on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.34 percent ahead of the cash market open.
* The UK blue chip index closed down 0.5 percent at 6,745.97 points on Thursday, as initial gains fizzled out following a jump in sterling sparked by data showing a recovery in UK manufacturing, while oil stocks also lost ground.
* MAN GROUP: Man Group, the world's biggest listed hedge fund, said on Friday that Mark Jones will become its new chief financial officer as part of a series of changes to the firm's management structure.
* GO-AHEAD GROUP: Transport group Go-Ahead, one of the companies behind the strike-hit Southern rail network in Britain, reported a 17 percent rise in annual profits, boosted by strong demand for bus and train travel.
* MCCARTHY & STONE: McCarthy & Stone Plc, Britain's biggest builder of homes for retired people, said it had seen fewer new house reservations and increased cancellations following the country's decision to leave the European Union.
* SEGRO: Segro Plc, Britain's largest listed industrial property developer, said on Friday it would raise 340 million pounds ($451 million) to fund development projects by placing new shares.
* BARCLAYS: Barclays loaned Qatari investors $3 billion to help finance an emergency fundraising at the height of the credit crisis in 2008, court documents filed in London on Thursday allege. Continuación...