UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday May 28

jueves 28 de mayo de 2015 02:39 GYT

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LONDON May 28 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening steady on Thursday, with futures on the index edging 0.1 percent lower ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The FTSE 100 closed 1.2 percent higher at 7,033.33 points on Wednesday, recouping its fall in the previous session, boosted by gains for CRH and IAG.

* KINGFISHER - Kingfisher, Europe's biggest home improvement retailer, posted a 1.4 percent rise in first quarter retail profit, helped by a strong performance at Screwfix which lifted sales at its British arm.

* TATE & LYLE - British food ingredients maker Tate & Lyle reported adjusted full-year profit in line with its forecast on Thursday and signalled that the restructuring it is undertaking will yield fruit over time.