UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 8
LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 8 to 12 points lower, or as much as 0.2 percent, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The blue-chip index closed 0.3 percent weaker at 6,855.10 points in the previous session, falling back from a 14-1/2 year high of 6,904.86 points reached on Thursday when the European Central Bank surprised markets by cutting interest rates.
* ROLLS-ROYCE - Two men arrested as part of a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into concerns of possible bribery and corruption at Rolls-Royce in Asia have had their bail lifted, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said.
* BP - The British government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review appeals court rulings against BP over a 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill that produced one of the largest class actions in American history.
* RYANAIR - Boeing Co and Ryanair Holdings plan to make a significant fleet announcement on Monday, following reports last Friday that the low-cost Irish airline was poised to place a $10 billion order for Boeing's new 737 MAX jetliner.
* UK CORPORATE DIARY:
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