UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 17

viernes 17 de junio de 2016 02:26 GYT

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June 17 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 50 points, or 0.8 percent on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.4 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 0.3 percent at 5,922.12, after falling to 5,899.97, its lowest since late February, due to growing nervousness about next week's vote on UK membership of the European Union.

* TESCO: Britain's biggest retailer Tesco has sold its Dobbies Garden Centres business for 217 million pounds ($309.4 million), continuing with its plan to dispose of some of its businesses.

* BP: Oil major BP Plc is unlikely to invest in Saudi Aramco's IPO, Chief Executive Bob Dudley told reporters at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on Thursday.

* SHELL: Energy major Shell and Russia's gas major Gazprom will jointly invest $13 billion in three projects in Russia, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday.

* BARCLAYS: Barclays has described as "fundamentally misconceived" a $1.0 billion-plus lawsuit brought by British financier Amanda Staveley over the bank's emergency fundraising from Gulf investors at the height of the credit crisis in 2008.   Continuación...