UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday July 22
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LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 22 to 24 points, or 0.4 percent lower on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. Futures fell 0.5 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The FTSE 100 index closed down 0.3 percent at 6,769.07 points on Tuesday, as a mixed set of corporate results and lingering concern over commodity price falls outweighed a rebound in gold-mining companies and a rally in car insurers.
* BHP BILLITON - BHP Billiton beat its own production guidance for iron ore in fiscal 2015 and said it was on track for additional growth, though it also flagged a further hit to its full-year underlying profit of up to $650 million, chiefly linked to writedowns in its copper business.
Australian-listed shares in BHP Billiton fell.