UPDATE 3-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept. 23

viernes 23 de septiembre de 2016 02:53 GYT

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Sept 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 8 points, or 0.1 percent lower on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.15 percent ahead of the cash market open.

* The UK blue chip index closed up 1.1 percent on Thursday at 6,911.40, buoyed by a rally across global stock markets after the Federal Reserve's decision to keep U.S. interest rates on hold.

* ANGLO AMERICAN: Global mining company Anglo American Plc said it named Stephen Pearce as finance director effective April 24, 2017.

* SPORTS DIRECT: Britain's Sports Direct, the retailer trying to mend its battered image, on Friday named its billionaire founder and controlling shareholder Mike Ashley as chief executive after Dave Forsey quit the role.

* NOVAE: Lloyd's of London insurer Novae Group Plc said its finance boss Charles Fry would step down from the board on Friday and leave the company at the end of October.

* INDIVIOR: Thirty-five U.S. states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Thursday against opioid drug maker Indivior alleging it tried to keep generic versions of a drug off the market. Indivior said in a statement that it would continue to "vigorously defend" its position.

* BT/TALKTALK: Britain's biggest telecom operator BT is in talks for full ownership of YouView, its set-top box technology joint venture, with Britain's public service broadcasters and broadband rival TalkTalk Telecom Group Plc, the Telegraph reported. The deal could be potentially worth about 60 million euros ($67 million), according to the report. bit.ly/2cPfGXt   Continuación...