UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday March 10

martes 10 de marzo de 2015 03:31 GYT

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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, with futures down 0.3 percent at 0728 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* 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 that operating profit rose 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 2015.