UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday June 4
(Adds futures, company news)
LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 8 to 16 points, or 0.2 percent lower on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures on the index down 0.4 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up 0.3 percent at 6,950.46 points at the close on Wednesday, slightly underperforming its euro zone peers as a survey of the dominant services sector came in sharply below forecasts.
* GLENCORE - Glencore Plc said it is looking at Australian coal assets and other coal opportunities as it seeks to take advantage of a downturn in the market to position itself for future growth.
* AGGREKO, INMARSAT - Satellite company Inmarsat Plc will join UK's FTSE 100 equity index, replacing the world's biggest temporary power provider, Aggreko, FTSE Russell said on Wednesday.