UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday August 11

martes 11 de agosto de 2015 02:38 GYT
 

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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, with futures on the index down 0.4 percent at 0621 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The blue-chip FTSE 100 index 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 shareholders.

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