UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 20

miércoles 20 de agosto de 2014 01:45 GYT

LONDON Aug 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 8 to 9 points lower, or down 0.1 percent, on Wednesday according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index finished up by 0.6 percent at 6,779.31 points, its highest close since July 29, on Tuesday.

* STANDARD CHARTERED : British banking company Standard Chartered Plc will pay a $300 million penalty and suspend or exit some important businesses after failing to weed out risky transactions that could be linked to money laundering.

* Shanghai copper dipped towards a major technical support level on Wednesday, with a break likely to trigger selling by momentum-based investors, as the market also eyed forecasts of improving supply.

* Brent crude futures steadied near 14-month lows above $101 a barrel on Wednesday.


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