UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Friday, Feb 20

viernes 20 de febrero de 2015 03:25 GYT

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LONDON Feb 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 3 to 4 points, or 0.1 percent lower on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The blue-chip FTSE 100 index fell 0.1 percent to 6,888.90 points on Thursday, having risen to a 15-year high of 6,921.32 points on Wednesday, hindered by a slump in Centrica.

* STANDARD LIFE - Standard Life said on Friday its operating profit jumped 19 percent to 604 million pounds ($931.49 million), though added annuity sales would be hit this year by government pension reforms.

* BP - A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected BP Plc's attempt to reduce the maximum civil fine it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, leaving it potentially liable to pay $13.7 billion under the federal Clean Water Act.