UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 6

miércoles 6 de julio de 2016 02:31 GYT

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July 6 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 17 points, or 0.3 percent, on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.26 percent ahead of the cash market open.

* The UK blue chip index closed 0.4 percent higher at 6,545.37 points on Tuesday, lifted by new measures from the Bank of England to prop up the economy in the wake of the country's vote to leave the European Union.

* MELROSE: Engineering turnaround specialist Melrose Industries Plc said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy Nortek Inc in a cash deal valuing the U.S.-based residential products maker at $1.436 billion.

* LSE/DEUTSCHE BOERSE:Deutsche Boerse signaled on Tuesday that the headquarters of the European giant to be created from its merger with the London Stock Exchange Group may have to be outside the United Kingdom after the Brexit vote.

* SHELL/ARAMCO: The breakup of Royal Dutch Shell's and Saudi Aramco's giant U.S. refining joint venture draws a line under an often rocky relationship and allows Aramco to accelerate an ambitious public offering and Shell to push ahead with a large asset sale.

* SAINSBURY/HOME RETAIL: Sainsbury's boss said he remained convinced of the rationale for the supermarket's proposed purchase of Argos-owner Home Retail despite increased economic uncertainty after UK's vote to quit the EU.

* SKY NETWORK/VODAFONE: Auckland-based Sky Network Television Ltd said on Wednesday its shareholders voted almost unanimously in favour of a plan to acquire Vodafone PLC's New Zealand unit for NZ$3.44 billion ($2.45 billion).   Continuación...