UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 27

lunes 27 de junio de 2016 02:32 GYT
 

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June 27 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 160-172 points at the open on Monday, which would mark a percentage drop of 2.6-2.8 percent, according to financial bookmakers. Futures for the index were down 1.7 percent at 0619 GMT.

* The UK blue chip index closed 3.2 percent lower at 6,138.69 points on Friday after the country voted to leave the European Union, having initially fallen more than 8 percent.

* BREXIT: The $2.08 trillion wiped off global equity markets on Friday was the biggest daily loss ever, trumping the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy during the 2008 financial crisis and the Black Monday stock market crash of 1987, according to Standard & Poor's Dow Jones Indices.

* Britain plunged deeper into political crisis on Sunday after its vote to leave the European Union last Thursday, leaving world officials and financial markets confused about how to handle the political and economic fallout.

* MOODY'S: Ratings agency Moody's said Britain's creditworthiness was now at greater risk after voting to leave the European Union, as the country would face substantial challenges to successfully negotiate its exit from the bloc.

* FINANCE MINISTER: British finance minister George Osborne will seek to reassure financial markets on Monday following the country's decision to leave the European Union last week, setting out the government's economic response to the vote in a statement at 0600 GMT.

* For a summary of Reuters' coverage of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, please click:   Continuación...