UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Monday, Feb 23
LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 34 points, or 0.5 percent higher, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed 0.4 percent higher at 6,915.20 points on Friday, just below a 15-year high of 6,921.32 hit on Wednesday and a record peak of 6,950.60 scaled in late 1999. * Euro zone finance ministers agreed in principle on Friday to extend Greece's financial rescue by four months, averting a potential cash crunch in March that could have forced the country out of the currency area. * The accord requires Greece to submit by Monday a letter to the Eurogroup listing all the policy measures it plans to take during the remainder of the bailout period. * HSBC - Europe's biggest bank, HSBC said its chief executive, Stuart Gulliver, holds a bank account in Switzerland that was set up in 1998 to hold bonus payments, responding to a report in the Guardian newspaper that said he had a Swiss account that contained $7.6 million in 2007. * RSA - RSA Insurance Group Chief Executive Stephen Hester is set to unveil a deeper cost-cutting plan at the London-based general insurance provider as it works to turn around its business, the Financial Times reported. * IAG - A trade union group representing Aer Lingus workers has reversed its position and said it will now back a takeover approach by IAG after the British Airways' owner laid out its growth plans for the Irish airline. * THOMAS COOK - British holiday company Thomas Cook Group is seeking to sell its airline business as part of a cost-saving plan, the Sunday Times newspaper reported, without citing its sources. * UK CORPORATE DIARY: Bunzl PLC Full Year 2014 Bunzl PLC Earnings Release XP Power Ltd Full Year 2014 XP Power Ltd Earnings Release Unite Group PLC Full Year 2014 Unite Group PLC Earnings Release Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC Half Year 2015 Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC Earnings Release Bovis Homes Group PLC Full Year 2014 Bovis Homes Group PLC Earnings Release Associated British Foods Associated British Foods PLC PLC Pre-close Trading Update HSBC Holdings PLC Full Year 2014 HSBC Holdings PLC Earnings Release BHP Billiton PLC Half Year 2015 BHP Billiton PLC Earnings Release TODAY'S UK PAPERS > Financial Times > Other business headlines Multimedia versions of Reuters Top News are now available for: * 3000 Xtra : visit topnews.session.rservices.com * BridgeStation: view story .134 For more information on Top News visit topnews.reuters.com (Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Atul Prakash)
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