UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 7

martes 7 de junio de 2016 02:59 GYT

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June 7 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 6 points, or 0.10 percent, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.02 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 1 percent at 6,273.40 points on Monday, with a rally in metals prices boosting the UK mining index to a one-month high, although housebuilders fell on concerns surrounding the June 23 referendum on the country's EU membership.

* SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday it would sell up to 10 percent of its oil and gas production, leaving up to 10 countries to cut costs following its $54 billion acquisition of BG Group.

* ICAP/TULLETT: Britain's competition watchdog said it would refer the proposed merger of ICAP Plc's global hybrid voice broking business with Tullett Prebon Plc for an in-depth phase 2 probe unless the companies were able to address some of its concerns.

* ESURE: British insurer esure Group Plc said on Tuesday it was considering demerging its price comparison website Gocompare.com.

* GLENCORE: A U.S. judge on Monday said Glencore Plc must face a private antitrust lawsuit accused it of trying to monopolize the market for special high-grade zinc, driving up its price.

* OPHIR: Oil and gas explorer Ophir Energy Plc said on Monday it was talking to a range of equity investors, as well as gas buyers to help finance its Fortuna FLNG project in Equatorial Guinea, after Schlumberger walked away.   Continuación...