UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept. 27
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Sept 27 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 44 points on Tuesday, or as much as 0.7 percent, according to financial bookmakers, with futures also up 0.7 percent ahead of the cash market open.
* The UK blue chip index closed down 1.3 percent on Monday at 6818.04, its worst one-day percentage decline since late June when Britain voted to leave the European Union. Lloyds pushed banks lower after a downgrade by Goldman Sachs and miners tracked weaker metals prices.
* VODAFONE: Vodafone's $7.2 billion cash injection into its Indian business has turned up the heat just days ahead of an $84 billion airwave auction which could decide who wins and loses in one of the world's fastest-growing telecoms markets.
* BHP: Samarco Mineração SA, the Brazilian iron ore mining joint venture owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd , that suspended operations in November following a dam disaster, missed an interest payment on a $500 million bond that was due on Monday, trustee Bank of New York Mellon Corp said.
* CENTRICA: Centrica, Britain's largest utility company, is in the process of selling all of its Canadian oil and gas assets and exiting operations in the country, a company spokesman said on Monday.
* THOMAS COOK: Travel company Thomas Cook stuck to its annual profit guidance on Tuesday, after strong demand for summer holidays to destinations other than Turkey helped offset pressure on the group.
* QINETIQ: British defence group Qinetiq said on Tuesday it had appointed David Smith, Rolls-Royce's outgoing chief financial officer, to succeed David Mellors as its CFO in the new year. Continuación...