UPDATE 3-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 12

lunes 12 de septiembre de 2016 02:48 GYT

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Sept 12 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 96 points, or 1.4 percent, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 1.2 percent ahead of the cash market open.

* The UK blue chip index closed down 1.2 percent at 6,776.95 points on Friday, posting its biggest weekly decline since May, after the European Central Bank made no changes in its asset-buying programme.

* TBC BANK GROUP: Georgia's largest retail bank TBC Bank Group said on Monday it would buy Societe Generale's 93.64 percent stake in JSC Bank Republic for 103 million pounds ($136.8 million), creating the largest bank in Georgia by loans and deposits.

* SVG CAPITAL: Private equity investor HarbourVest Partners said it had offered to buy SVG Capital for 1.02 billion pounds ($1.35 billion) in cash.

* JOHN LAING: John Laing Infrastructure Fund Ltd (JLIF), one of Europe's largest listed infrastructure funds, said it expects a slowdown in market activity due to Britain's vote to leave the European Union as investors assess the ramifications.

* ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT: British's Financial Conduct Authority has asked Aberdeen Asset Management to increase the required minimum level of capital it holds for regulatory purposes, the asset manager said on Monday.

* ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS: Primark-owner Associated British Foods on Monday raised its earnings outlook for the second time in two months, benefiting from better-than-expected second-half trading and favourable currency moves since the Brexit vote.   Continuación...