UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 14

martes 14 de junio de 2016 02:54 GYT

(Updates futures, adds news items)

June 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 20 points, or 0.3 percent, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.7 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed 1.2 percent lower at 6,044.97 on Monday, as widespread unease about the country's looming European Union membership vote weighed on markets.

* The implied probability of a British vote to stay in the European Union fell to 59 percent on Tuesday, down from 78 percent last week, according to betting odds supplied by Betfair.

* BHP BILLITON: Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA said on Monday that a 20 billion reais ($5.7 billion) civil lawsuit seeking environmental and property damages for last year's deadly Samarco mine disaster has been dismissed. Saramco is a joint venture between Vale and BHP Billiton Ltd .

* PREMIER FARNELL: Daetwyler Holding AG said on Tuesday it has agreed to buy Premier Farnell Plc in an all-cash offer that valued the British electronic component distributor at just over 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.04 billion).

* CREST NICHOLSON: British housebuilder Crest Nicholson on Tuesday reported a 7 percent rise in housing completions in the first half of its financial year, saying demand for new homes rose despite Britain's pending EU referendum.

* ASHTEAD: Ashtead Group Plc announced on Tuesday a share buyback of up to 200 million pounds ($284 million) for the current financial year, after strong North American growth helped the industrial equipment hire group post a rise in full-year profit.   Continuación...