UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct. 11

martes 11 de octubre de 2016 02:41 GYT

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Oct 11 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 18-22 points, or 0.3 percent lower on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.33 percent ahead of the cash market open.

* The UK blue chip index closed 0.8 percent higher on Monday at 7,097.50, not far from a record 7,122.74 set in April last year, with commodities-related stocks surging on the back of strong crude oil and major industrial metals prices.

* PAGEGROUP: British recruitment firm PageGroup Plc voiced caution over its short-term outlook on Tuesday, partly citing uncertainty in UK hiring after Britons voted to leave the European Union.

* MCCARTHY & STONE: McCarthy & Stone Plc, Britain's biggest builder of retirement homes, said business had returned to more normal levels in the five weeks since the end of August, after a slowdown following Britain's vote to leave the EU.

* TED BAKER: British clothing company Ted Baker said on Tuesday revenue for 28 weeks to Aug. 13 had risen 14.4 percent to 259.5 million pounds ($322.69 million) led by strong demand and online growth.

* BP: BP Plc has abandoned plans to drill for oil and gas off the south coast of Australia, saying it can get better value for its exploration spending elsewhere, although it still sees strong potential in the Great Australian Bight.

Separately, Marathon Petroleum Corp alleged BP failed to deliver a Texas oil refinery and three products terminals in the condition promised under a $2.4 billion sales agreement signed in 2012, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Monday.   Continuación...