UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Monday June 8

lunes 8 de junio de 2015 02:26 GYT
 

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LONDON, June 8 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 8 to 15 points, or 0.2 percent higher on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.1 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 down 54.64 points, or 0.8 percent, at 6,804.60 at the close, in line with weaker European indexes, after Greece delayed a debt payment to the IMF due on Friday and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras demanded changes to tough terms from international creditors for aid to stave off default.

* WM MORRISON - Morrisons announced price cuts on Monday as the country's fourth-largest supermarket ratcheted up an already fierce industry price war. Monday's cuts, some 200 on everyday branded and own-brand items, are the first to be announced under new Chief Executive David Potts, the former Tesco executive who succeeded Dalton Philips in March.

* SHIRE - Pharmaceutical company Shire is considering a 12 billion pound ($18.32 billion) takeover of Actelion Ltd ATLN.VX Europe's biggest biotech firm, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper reported, citing unnamed sources.

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