UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 14

martes 14 de julio de 2015 01:56 GYT

LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening
between 1 point lower and 4 points higher, or roughly flat, on Tuesday,
according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European
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    * The UK blue chip index closed 1 percent up at 6,737.95 points in the
previous session, with advances in banks - highly geared to market declines -
adding the most points to the index. 
    * ASTRAZENECA  -  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved
AstraZeneca's drug, Iressa, as a first-line treatment for a common form of lung
cancer. The drug was previously approved for use only in patients who did not
respond to chemotherapy. 
    * GLAXOSMITHKLINE - GlaxoSmithKline said on Tuesday it had forged a
collaboration with the Francis Crick Institute, making it the first
pharmaceutical company to link up with the new biomedical centre based in
    * RETAIL SALES -  British retail sales saw some of their strongest annual
growth in the past two years last month, boosted by warm weather at the end of
the month and an early start to summer sales, an industry body said on Tuesday.
    * GENDER PAY GAP  - Large firms in Britain will be required to publish
details of how much they pay men compared to women, under plans launched by
Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday. On average a woman in Britain earns 0.8
pounds ($1.24) for every one pound ($1.55) earned by a man, according to
official data. 
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 (Reporting by Liisa Tuhkanen)