UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 14

jueves 14 de julio de 2016 02:46 GYT
 

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July 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening flat to 7 points higher, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.42 percent ahead of the cash market open.

* The UK blue chip index closed down 0.2 percent on Wednesday at 6,670.40, after climbing to an 11-month high in the previous session, with housebuilders giving up some of their recent gains and energy shares dragged lower by weaker oil prices.

* EXPERIAN: Experian Plc, the world's biggest credit data company, said it expected mid-single-digit organic revenue growth at constant currencies for the full year and a headwind of about 1 percent to earnings before interest and tax if current exchange rates remained.

* HAYS: British recruiter Hays Plc said it expected full-year operating profit of about 180 million pounds ($238 million), ahead of current market expectations, helped by strength in continental Europe.

* ASHMORE: Emerging markets-focused fund manager Ashmore posted a $1.3 billion rise in fourth-quarter assets under management due to improved investment performance, the firm said on Thursday.

* BOE RATE CUT: The Bank of England is set to cut interest rates for the first time in more than seven years as it tries to cushion the economy from the shock decision by voters to pull Britain out of the European Union.

* UK GOVERNMENT: Theresa May became Britain's prime minister on Wednesday with the task of leading it out of the European Union, and quickly named leading 'Brexit' supporters including former London mayor Boris Johnson to key positions in her new government.   Continuación...