UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 6

lunes 6 de junio de 2016 02:40 GYT

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June 6 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 32 points, or 0.5 percent, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.52 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed up 24.02 points, or 0.4 percent, at 6,209.63 points on Friday as commodity-related stocks rebounded, with precious metals miners in demand after a disappointing U.S. jobs report.

* INDIVIOR: British drugs company Indivior said on Friday it had won a U.S. patent battle against Actavis and Par Pharmaceutical over its main product, heroin substitute Suboxone Film, boosting its shares.

* MEREO: Mereo BioPharma Group, a British company trialing three drugs developed by Novartis, said it would list on London's junior AIM market to raise capital to develop its drugs and give it more financial flexibility for further deals.

* SHELL: Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd on Friday confirmed signs of a leak in the 48-inch Forcados export pipeline at a location between shoreline and the Forcados terminal in the western Niger Delta.

* BRITAIN INSURANCE: European Union insurance business written from London would shift to the continent if Britain votes to leave the bloc in a June 23 referendum on EU membership, industry groups said on Friday.

* ELECTRA PRIVATE EQUITY: Intertrust plans to buy rival Elian for 435 million pounds ($625.31 million) from private equity firm Electra Partners LLP to expand in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, the Dutch trust firm said on Monday.

* SPORTS DIRECT: Mike Ashley, the founder of Sports Direct, will answer questions in Britain's parliament about practices at the sports goods retailer on Tuesday, his spokesman said, signalling an end to a standoff between the billionaire and lawmakers.   Continuación...