UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 5

jueves 5 de marzo de 2015 02:48 GYT

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 11 to 12 points lower, or down 0.2 percent, on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed 0.4 percent higher at 6,919.24 points in the previous session.

* Brent crude was flat, managing to hold above $60 a barrel as investors brushed aside bearish U.S. inventories data to focus on the lack of a deal in talks over Iran's nuclear programme.

* London copper was little changed as markets digested China's latest outline for economic reform and looked ahead to a central bank meeting in Europe and key U.S. jobs data.


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