UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 1

miércoles 1 de junio de 2016 02:42 GYT
 

(Updates futures, adds company news item)

June 1 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen 6 points lower, or down 0.1 percent on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.16 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed down 0.6 percent on Tuesday at 6,230.79, breaking a three-month streak of gains after the results of a telephone poll showed British voters were favouring a vote to leave the European Union in a June 23 referendum.

* WOLSELEY: Heating and plumbing products supplier Wolseley said its growth had slowed in recent weeks, reflecting subdued demand in some markets, and in response it would further restructure in Britain and Europe.

* HALFORDS: Halfords Group Plc said its full-year pre-tax profit before non-recurring items rose marginally, helped by strength in its motoring business.

* TELFORD HOMES: London-focused Telford Homes posted a 28 percent jump in full-year profit on Wednesday and said that a lack of sufficient housing to keep up with demand in the capital will drive future growth.

* SABMiller: World's largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev gained conditional approval on Tuesday for its $100 billion-plus acquisition of SABMiller from South African anti-trust regulators, bringing the deal closer to fruition.

* HSBC: HSBC has begun cutting senior posts in its investment banking division in a cull that could lead to dozens of staff worldwide losing their jobs, according to sources with direct knowledge of the cuts.   Continuación...