UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 23

jueves 23 de julio de 2015 01:57 GYT

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening
28-32 points or around 0.4 percent higher on Thursday, according to financial
bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
    * The UK blue chip index dropped to its lowest level in more than a week on
Wednesday and closed 1.5 percent weaker at 6,667.34. 
    * ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND - Royal Bank of Scotland has appointed
external advisers to launch a fresh investigation into its treatment of small
business customers, sources familiar with the matter said. 
    * ROYAL DUTCH SHELL - The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday
granted Royal Dutch Shell two final permits to explore for crude in the Arctic
this summer, but said the company cannot drill into the oil zone until required
emergency equipment arrives in the region. [ID:nL1N1022O9}
    * CAR PRODUCERS - British car production rose sharply last month, helped by
an upturn in the number of cars built for export and capping the strongest
half-year performance since 2008, an industry body said on Thursday.

 REL.L     Relx PLC                           Earnings Releases
 SSE.L     SSE PLC                            Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 SAB.L     SABMiller PLC                      Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 ADN.L     Aberdeen Asset Management PLC      Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 HWDN.L    Howden Joinery Group PLC           Earnings Releases
 HLMA.L    Halma PLC                          Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 BVIC.L    Britvic PLC                        Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 ULVR.L    Unilever PLC                       Earnings Releases
 KGF.L     Kingfisher PLC                     Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 DMGOa.L   Daily Mail and General Trust PLC   Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 SHP.L     Shire PLC                          Earnings Releases
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 (Reporting by Liisa Tuhkanen)