UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday March 4
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LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 10 to 11 points, or 0.2 percent higher on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The FTSE 100 index was down 51.51 points, or 0.7 percent, at 6,889.13 points at the close on Tuesday, not far from a record high of 6,974.26 points set in the previous session.
* ITV - British broadcaster ITV ITV.L plans to return 250 million pounds ($383.5 million) to shareholders via a special dividend after posting a better-than-expected 23 percent rise in 2014 pretax profit and predicting a strong first quarter.
* LEGAL & GENERAL - Insurer Legal & General said on Wednesday its operating profit rose 10 percent in 2014 to 1.28 billion pounds ($1.96 billion), with company pension deals boosting sales of annuities.
* ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND - Royal Bank of Scotland is aiming to cut as many as 14,000 jobs in its investment banking units across the United States and Asia, the Financial Times reported. Continuación...