UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday, March 25

martes 25 de marzo de 2014 03:29 GYT

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LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening higher on Tuesday, with futures up 0.3 percent at 0725 GMT, ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed 36.78 points lower on Monday at 6,520.39 on concerns about the situation in Ukraine and a slowdown in Chinese growth, while energy providers were hit by worries they may be forced to break up their businesses.

* ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND - Royal Bank of Scotland has had contact regarding the possible sale of its U.S. retail business Citizens with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group while Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has also considered a bid, people with knowledge of the matter said. <ID:nL5N0ML42R]

* EASYJET - The British budget airline upgraded its first-half outlook, saying it now expected a first-half loss similar to last year's level as it kept a lid on costs.