UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday May 12

martes 12 de mayo de 2015 02:27 GYT
 

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EDINBURGH May 12 (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 by 0626 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed down 0.2 percent at 7,029.85 points, after surging 2.3 percent on Friday following a surprise majority for the Conservative party at a general election. The index stayed within touching distance of a record high of 7,122.74 points set last month.

* EASYJET - British low cost airline easyJet EZJ.L said it was positioned to continue to grow in this financial year, after swinging to a profit in its seasonally weaker first-half.

* LLOYDS - Britain has reduced its stake in Lloyds Banking Group by 1 percentage point to below 20 percent, days after a surprise election triumph for the Conservative party sent the bank's shares soaring to multi-year highs.

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