UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 1
July 1 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 35 points, or 0.5 percent higher on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.
* The UK blue chip index closed up 2.3 percent on Thursday at 6,504.33, at its highest level for 2016, having completely rebounded from a substantial sell-off in the wake of the country's vote to leave the EU.
Despite turmoil in the markets following the referendum a week ago, Britain's FTSE 100 index ended June up 4.4 percent for the month, its biggest monthly gain since October. It was helped by strength in its commodity sector and stocks with international exposure.
* BHP BILLITON: BHP Billiton on Friday said it would appeal against the decision by a Brazilian court to reinstate a $6 billion public civil claim over last year's Samarco iron ore mine disaster.
* BARCLAYS: Barclays is "staying anchored in great Britain", and has no plans to move jobs despite Britain's decision to quit the European Union, Chief Executive Jes Staley told the BBC on Thursday.
* UK BANKS: British politicians have urged banks to provide more services in poor areas after a Reuters article showed the largest are disproportionately closing branches in the lowest-income areas while expanding in wealthier ones.
* BREXIT: Britain's decision to leave the European Union at a referendum last week is a "huge issue" for the country but is not likely to have much impact on the United States, a top U.S. central banker said on Thursday.
* BREXIT: Britain will do everything it can to safeguard Japanese investment into the country in light of last week's vote to leave the European Union, a statement from Prime Minister David Cameron's office said on Thursday. Continuación...