UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday June 2
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LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 8 to 15 points, or 0.2 percent higher on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures on the index rising 0.1 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The FTSE 100 index was down 30.85 points, or 0.4 percent, at 6,953.58 at the close on Monday, after disappointing domestic economic data pointed to a weak manufacturing outlook, with oil and gas stocks among the biggest fallers.
* BP - The United Arab Emirates' Dana Gas has signed an agreement for BP to pay for part of its exploration costs in the El Matriya onshore concession area in Egypt, the UAE firm said on Tuesday.
* HSBC - HSBC Holdings Plc could announce thousands of job cuts at a strategy day next week, Sky News reported on Monday, part of chief executive Stuart Gulliver's overhaul plan that could also see him sell operations in Brazil and Turkey and take a knife to his investment bank.