UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday March 10

martes 10 de marzo de 2015 02:57 GYT

LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen
opening down 14 to 15 points, or 0.2 percent lower on Tuesday, according to
financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please
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    * The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed down 0.5 percent at 6,876.47
points on Monday, extending Friday's decline, led down by property stocks.

    * PRUDENTIAL - Prudential CEO Tidjane Thiam is to step down to join
Credit Suisse, with Prudential saying they have identified a successor
to take over as CEO at the insurance firm.  
    Prudential also announced IFRS operating profit of 3,186 million pounds
($4.80 billion), up 14 percent, with an increase in 2014 full year dividend by
10 percent to 36.93 pence per share. 
    * RIO TINTO - Global miner Rio Tinto said on Tuesday it expects
about 85 million tonnes of excess iron ore supply to exit the global market in
    * HSBC - Argentina wants HSBC Holdings Plc to repatriate $3.5
billion that it says the bank's Argentine branch moved offshore to help clients
evade taxes and move capital abroad, the country's tax chief said on Monday.
    * ANTOFAGASTA - Antofagasta PLC's Los Pelambres copper mine said it
would immediately appeal a Chilean court ruling on Monday that it should
demolish a waste deposit tank, saying that such a move would put operations and
the environment at risk. 
    * British retail spending kept shops busy in what is normally a quiet month
in February, suggesting a plunge in inflation has given consumers a boost, an
industry survey showed on Tuesday. 
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 (Reporting by Alistair Smout)