UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday August 11

martes 11 de agosto de 2015 01:57 GYT

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening
down 11 to 13 points, or 0.2 percent lower on Tuesday, according to financial
bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
    * The blue-chip FTSE 100 index .FTSE was up 17.73 points, or 0.3 percent, at
6,736.22 points by the close, boosted by a turnaround in the mining sector after
early falls. 
    * CHINA, MINERS - China devalued the yuan on Tuesday after a run of poor
economic data, guiding the currency to its lowest point in almost three years in
a move it billed as free-market reform. 
    * SHIRE - Shire Chief Executive Flemming Ornskov is stepping up his
campaign to get Baxalta to the negotiating table as he pushes the
benefits a $30 billion takeover offer to the U.S. biotech company's
    * STANDARD CHARTERED - Standard Chartered will not advise or help
finance the multi-billion dollar Carmichael coal mine in Australia, marking the
second big bank to walk away from the project in a week. 
    * RIO TINTO - Australian-listed shares of the global miner rose on
Tuesday, after the CFO told analysts that costs could be further reduced,
stoking hopes of better cash flow. 
    * RETAIL - British retail spending grew at a slower annual rate in July
after recording some of the fastest growth in two years the month before, as wet
weather caused Britons to put barbecue plans on hold. 
    * BANK OF ENGLAND - Bank of England policymaker David Miles said on Monday
he had seen a reasonable case to vote for higher interest rates at his final
policy meeting last week but did not find the arguments conclusive.

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 (Reporting by Alistair Smout)