UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Monday, March 24

lunes 24 de marzo de 2014 03:40 GYT

(Adds futures, further company news)

LONDON, March 24 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening slightly lower on Monday, with June futures on the index down 0.3 percent at 0735 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed up 14.73 points, or 0.2 percent, at 6,557.17 points on Friday.

* STANDARD LIFE : The British life insurance and pensions group has announced it is in "exclusive and advanced" talks to buy rival Phoenix Group Holdings' Ignis Asset Management.

* PETROFAC : The oil & gas service provider said on Monday it has been awarded an Engineering and Procurement contract by Petroleum Development Oman to provide services for its Rabab Harweel Integrated Project, located in the south of the Sultanate of Oman.

* TULLOW OIL : The explorer will become the first oil company to disclose its payments to foreign governments with a level of detail demanded by anti-corruption campaigners, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

* KENTZ <KENZ.L: The British energy services firm said on Monday it achieved double digit earnings growth, in line with expectations, bucking the trend of rival firms in the sector hit by falling profits as oil companies cut spending.

* REXAM : The company said on Monday it has received a binding offer worth $135 million in cash for the remaining containers & closures division of its healthcare business from Berry Plastics.

* BANKS, CO-OPERATIVE GROUP : Britain's troubled Co-operative Bank said on Monday it planned to raise around 400 million pounds ($660 million) of additional funds via new shares after finding that its capital position was weaker than initially thought.   Continuación...