13 de julio de 2015 / 6:33 / hace 2 años

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 13

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LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 futures contract fell 0.6 percent on Monday, as euro zone leaders demanded Athens enact key reforms this week before they open talks on a financial rescue to keep it in the euro currency area. 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.

* PLATFORM SPECIALTY /ALENT : Chemicals maker Platform Specialty Products Corp said it would buy Alent Plc for about 1.35 billion pounds ($2.09 billion) in cash.

* 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.

* AMPLATS : World no. 1 platinum producer Anglo American Platinum said on Monday it expected its interim earnings to rise by almost 1,500 percent as it recovers from a five-month strike last year and benefits from a weaker rand currency.

* BLUEFIELD EUROPEAN SOLAR FUND: Bluefield European Solar Fund is planning to raise a minimum of 200 million euros ($222.8 million) through a listing on the London Stock Exchange.

* 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.

* CONSUMER SPENDING: British consumer spending recorded the biggest annual increase during the second quarter in five years, according to figures published on Monday based on credit and debit card transactions from Visa Europe.

* MOTOR PREMIUMS: Comprehensive car insurance premiums in Britain rose in the second quarter, with motorists paying 21 pounds ($33) more than a year earlier, a study on showed on Monday.

TODAY'S UK PAPERS

> Financial Times

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