UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 28

viernes 28 de marzo de 2014 03:39 GYT

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LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index was seen opening higher on Friday, with June futures for the index up 0.2 percent by 0734 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed down 16.98 points, or 0.3 percent, at 6,588.32 points on Thursday, with miners hit by demand fears given persistent concerns about the pace of economic growth in top metals consumer China.

* The sector will likely prove a focus again on Friday following China's Premier Li Keqiang move to reassure jittery global investors that Beijing was ready to support the cooling economy, saying the government had necessary policies in place and would push ahead with infrastructure investment.

* It is a quiet day on the corporate earnings calendar, with no blue-chip companies set to report results.