UK Stocks-Factors to watch on September 2

martes 2 de septiembre de 2014 02:39 GYT

LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 5-7 points, or 0.1 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 0.3 percent at 0637 GMT.

* The UK blue chip index closed up by 5.56 points, or 0.1 percent, at 6,825.31 on Monday, in light volume, with New York closed for a public holiday.

* Investors were eyeing UK August Markit/CIPS construction PMI figures, set for release at 0830 GMT - expected to slow down to 61.4 from July's 62.4 - in the wake of poor UK manufacturing figures on Monday.

Similarly weak construction PMI data on Tuesday is likely to bolster the view among analysts that the Bank of England will wait until early next year to raise interest rates from a record low 0.5 percent, rather than in the next few months.