UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 13

lunes 13 de junio de 2016 01:27 GYT

June 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 27 points, or 0.4 percent lower, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed down 1.9 percent at 6,115.13 points on Friday, hit by a drop in grocer Tesco and major financial and commodity stocks, while uncertainty over the vote on European Union membership also weighed on the market.

* EASYJET: British budget airline easyJet has explored setting up a separate European business if Britain votes to leave the European Union in a June 23 referendum, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.

* ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND: The former CEO of a software company is suing RBS for allegedly conspiring to push the business into administration to benefit from its sale, court filings show, in the latest case to allege misconduct by the bank's restructuring division.

* GLENCORE: Executives at a metals warehouse firm owned by commodities group Glencore allegedly ordered workers to falsify documents in New Orleans to manipulate the zinc market, according to a complaint filed by zinc purchasers in a U.S. Federal Court.

* ANGLO AMERICAN: De Beers will sell its 50 percent stake in Botswana's sole coal mine to the government as part of a plan by the diamond producer's parent company Anglo American to whittle down its commodities portfolio.

* BHS: British retail tycoon Philip Green has called for the resignation of the chair of a lawmakers' committee probing the collapse of the BHS department store chain he used to own, accusing him of seeking to destroy the billionaire's reputation.

* SPORTS DIRECT: Sports Direct has written to the administrator for British retailer BHS about trying to buy some of its shops, a spokesman for the sports goods chain said on Sunday.   Continuación...