UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 19

viernes 19 de junio de 2015 02:43 GYT

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LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 4 to 7 points higher, or up as much as 0.1 percent, on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The blue-chip index finished 0.4 percent higher at 6,707.88 points in the previous session, after falling to 6,625.16, its lowest since late January, earlier in the session.

* Futures for the index were flat by 0643 GMT.

* STANDARD LIFE - The British insurer said it planned to appoint Keith Skeoch as its chief executive, to replace David Nish, who is to step down on Aug. 5.

* LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE - The company is researching the possibility of creating a stock trading link with the Shanghai Stock Exchange similar to the one between Hong Kong and Shanghai, Chinese state media reported on Friday.

* AER LINGUS GROUP , IAG - Aer Lingus said it has started posting official IAG offer document, which will initially remain open for acceptance until July 16.

* N Brown Group - British plus-size fashion retailer N Brown Group expects full year results to be more weighted towards the second half with first-half profit lower than last year's.

* PETROFAC - The company secured $400 million of repeat UKCS business.   Continuación...