UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 3

miércoles 3 de junio de 2015 01:33 GYT
 

LONDON, June 3 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening flat on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index fell 0.4 percent to 6,928.27 points on Tuesday.

* GREECE: Greece's creditors on Tuesday drafted the broad lines of an agreement to put to the leftist government in Athens in a bid to conclude four months of acrimonious negotiations and release aid before the cash-strapped country runs out of money.

* FIFA: Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by saying he would step down as FIFA president in the wake of a corruption investigation that now includes the 79-year-old chief himself.

* BHP BILLITON : BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, warned on Wednesday that a global oversupply of commodities that is putting pressure on prices is likely to be prolonged.

* ROYAL DUTCH SHELL : Several environmental groups sued the United States on Tuesday to derail Royal Dutch Shell PLC's plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean as soon as July.

* BILL ACKMAN/NOMAD FOODS : Billionaire investor William Ackman's hedge fund has taken a position in Nomad Foods Limited, a young company created to make acquisitions in the food industry, according to a release made by the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday.   Continuación...