UK Stocks-Factors to watch on August 26

martes 26 de agosto de 2014 02:39 GYT
 

LONDON Aug 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 36-37 points, or 0.5 percent higher on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* Futures for the index were up 0.5 percent by 0637 GMT.

* The London stock market, closed on Monday for a public holiday, is set to play catch up with an advance seen in Europe on Monday fuelled by comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi which raised expectations of further policy easing.

Draghi, speaking at a global central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, said late on Friday the bank was prepared to respond with all its "available" tools should inflation drop further.

* The FTSE 100 slipped off three-week highs on Friday to close down 2.41 points - flat in percentage terms - at 6,775.25 points.

The FTSE 100 hit a peak of 6,894.88 points in mid-May, its highest level in more than 14 years, but the market has since given up much of that ground partly down to worries over conflicts in Ukraine and also in Iraq.   Continuación...