UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 13
LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up by 8 points, or 0.1 percent higher, according to financial bookmakers at IG. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The UK blue chip index closed up 1.4 percent at 6,673.88 points on Friday, marking its highest level in more than a week.
* GREECE: Euro zone leaders argued late into the night with near-bankrupt Greece at an emergency summit, demanding that Athens enact key reforms this week to restore trust before they will open talks on a financial rescue to keep it in the European currency area.
* ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND : Royal Bank of Scotland is winding down its Greek operation and is putting its $5 billion shipping loans portfolio up for sale as the group scales back non-core activities, finance sources familiar with the plans said on Friday.
* BP : BP, which agreed to pay $18.7 billion to settle the Gulf of Mexico oil spill issue, is now facing threat from tens of thousands of companies who have filed claims seeking compensation, the Financial Times reported.
* BARCLAYS : British bank Barclays is considering an acquisition to help split off its retail arm, the Financial Times reported.
* UNILEVER : Consumer goods group Unilever is stepping up its search for a new chairman, Sky News reported. Continuación...