UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct. 6

jueves 6 de octubre de 2016 02:50 GYT

(Adds futures, company news)

Oct 6 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 5 points, or 0.1 percent, on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.31 percent ahead of the cash market open.

* The UK blue chip index closed 0.6 percent lower on Wednesday at 7,033 points, with miner Polymetal slumping following concerns about its dividend payout and United Utilities hit by a broker downgrade.

* DEUTSCHE BANK: International Monetary Fund officials sought to play down the risk of an imminent crisis over Deutsche Bank on Wednesday and expressed confidence that German and European authorities were working to ensure stability.

* BAE SYSTEMS: British defence group BAE Systems said it expected more orders for its Typhoon fighter jets following talks with current and prospective customers, as it reiterated its forecast for full-year earnings.

* SVG CAPITAL: British private equity firm SVG Capital Plc said it had agreed on commercial terms for a proposed sale of its investment portfolio to a consortium that included Goldman Sachs and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for 748 million pounds ($950 million).

* EASYJET: easyJet said annual profit would fall by over 25 percent this year, its first drop since 2009, after disruption, security concerns and exchange rate headwinds hit the British airline.

* DFS FURNITURE: British furniture retailer DFS Furniture Plc said its full-year gross sales rose 7.4 percent to 980.4 million pounds ($1.25 billion) helped by strong performance of its branded products range.   Continuación...