UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday Feb 18

miércoles 18 de febrero de 2015 03:28 GYT

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LONDON Feb 18 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening slightly higher on Wednesday, with March futures on the index up 0.3 percent at 0728 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The FTSE 100 index closed up 0.6 percent at 6,898.13 points on Tuesday, its highest since early September.

* TESCO - Britain's biggest retailer has named John Allan as its new chairman, succeeding Richard Broadbent who said in October he would step down in the wake of the supermarket's 263 million pounds ($403 million) profit overstatement.

* COCA-COLA HELLENIC - The bottling company reported a fall in fourth quarter profit, saying that it saw a "challenging" year ahead.