UK Stocks-Factors to watch on August 10

lunes 10 de agosto de 2015 02:31 GYT

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    LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening
30 points or 0.4 percent higher on Monday, according to financial bookmakers.
Futures were up 0.5 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on
the factors affecting European stocks, please click on 
    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.4 percent lower on Friday, weighed down by
sharp drops in broadcaster ITV and bookmaker William Hill,
though it outperformed European peers. 
    * One of the leading contenders to head Britain's main opposition party said
he might make state ownership of key industries a central part of Labour's
ideology once again, restoring a policy famously scrapped by Tony Blair.
    * CARILLION - Support services firm Carillion said it had been
selected by the British government to provide facilities management support
under a new wave of outsourcing worth up to 4.1 billion pounds ($6.35 billion)
over the next four years. 
    * BHP BILLITON - BHP Billiton said on Sunday it would cut 380 jobs
at its Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine in Australia, citing global market
conditions in the resources sector and a desire to ensure the project was
    * ANGLO AMERICAN - A British investment fund will buy the Chilean
copper assets being sold by global miner Anglo American, a Chilean newspaper
reported on Saturday, without naming its source or identifying the fund.
    * DIXONS CARPHONE - The personal data of up to 2.4 million customers
of Dixons Carphone may have been exposed in a cyber attack, the electrical goods
and mobile phone retailer said on Saturday. 
    * SSE - Forewind has scaled back by a third plans to build wind
farms at Dogger Bank in Britain's North Sea, which could nevertheless become the
world's largest wind project, it said on Friday.
    Forewind -- a consortium of energy companies SSE, RWE Innogy UK,
Statkraft and Statoil -- gave no specific reason for the
    * IG GROUP HOLDINGS - IG Group Holdings Plc said its chief financial
officer, Chris Hill, is leaving the company to join British investment firm
Hargreaves Lansdown Plc. 
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 (Reporting by Liisa Tuhkanen)