CORRECTED-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on August 7

viernes 7 de agosto de 2015 01:58 GYT
 

(Corrects date in headline)
    LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 4
points higher, or up 0.1 percent on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.
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    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.1 percent lower at 6,747.09 points on
Thursday, weighed down by weakness in miners and insurer RSA, though it briefly
rallied off lows after a broadly dovish update from the Bank of England.
 
    
    * Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent said on Friday that the time
for a first interest rate hike was getting closer as Britain's economic recovery
continues to advance although the central bank still believes it is some way
away. 
    
    * British starting salaries for permanent jobs rose at the weakest pace in
18 months in July and firms hired staff at the slowest rate in over two years,
according to a survey of recruitment agencies that adds to signs of a cooling
labour market. 
    
    * GLAXOSMITHKLINE - GlaxoSmithKline received approval for Breo
Ellipta for the treatment of adults with asthma. 
    

    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:
    
 BWY.L  Bellway PLC                         Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 WMH.L  William Hill PLC                    Earnings Releases
 
            
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 (Reporting by Liisa Tuhkanen)