UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 14

martes 14 de julio de 2015 02:33 GYT

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LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 futures contract was roughly flat on Tuesday ahead of the cash market open, with investors unsure whether Greece would be able to get the support of its parliament behind a bailout deal which sent them rallying in the previous session. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

The UK blue chip index closed 1 percent up at 6,737.95 points on Monday, with advances in banks - highly geared to market declines - adding the most points to the index after euro zone leaders agreed on a road map to a third bailout for near-bankrupt Greece.

* GREECE - The junior partner in Greece's ruling coalition will continue to support the government but there are limits to its support, a party spokeswoman of the Independent Greeks said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faces a showdown with rebels in his own party furious at his capitulation to German demands for one of the most sweeping austerity packages ever demanded of a euro zone government.

* 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.