UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Monday, Feb 23

lunes 23 de febrero de 2015 02:52 GYT

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
    * 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. 
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 (Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Atul Prakash)