UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 9
LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 14 to 18 points, or as much as 0.3 percent higher, on Monday according to financial bookmakers, taking its cue from Wall Street and Asia after encouraging U.S. jobs data.
* Futures for the index were up 0.2 percent by 0642 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, click on
* Trade data out of China added weight to the view that the global economy is recovering, with exports gaining steam in May. But the same data also gave cause for concern, as an unexpected drop in imports signalled weaker domestic demand.
* The FTSE 100 closed up 44.72 points, or 0.7 percent, at 6,858.21 on Friday, leaving it just 0.5 percent shy of a peak hit last month of 6,894.88 - its highest level since December 1999, when it set a record of 6,950.60 points.
* LLOYDS BANKING GROUP : Lloyds Banking Group said on Monday it would sell a quarter of its shares in TSB, through a listing on the London stock market priced at below the business's book value. Continuación...