UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday June 11

jueves 11 de junio de 2015 02:42 GYT
 

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LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is set to open roughly steady on Thursday, with futures on the index up 0.05 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The FTSE 100 index ended up 76.47 points, or 1.1 percent higher, at 6,782.41 points on Wednesday, led by advances in banking group Standard Chartered and supermarket chain Sainsbury.

* ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND - Britain will start selling its 32 billion-pound stake in Royal Bank of Scotland in the coming months, finance minister George Osborne said on Wednesday, giving up on his previous intention to only sell the shares for a profit.

* ROYAL MAIL - The British government on Wednesday said it would sell half of its remaining stake in Royal Mail, leaving it with about 15 percent of the postal service that was wholly state owned until 2013.

Shares of Britain's Royal Mail RMG.L are likely to be priced at 500 pence each, after a source close to the share sale said that orders below that level were likely to miss out.   Continuación...