UK Stocks-Factors to watch on August 14

viernes 14 de agosto de 2015 01:56 GYT
 

LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening
flat to 1 point lower on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on
the factors affecting European stocks, please click on 
    
    * The UK blue chip index closed down 2.86 points - flat in percentage terms
- at 6,568.33 on Thursday, trimming the gains seen earlier in the session and
underperforming broader European equities.
    
    * Britain's opposition Labour Party on Friday begins voting for a new leader
in a contest that polls indicate will be won by Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran fan of
Karl Marx who has upstaged rivals by promising a radical shift back to the
party's socialist roots. 
    
    * HSBC HOLDINGS, BARCLAYS - Investors have recovered more
than $2 billion in settlements with nine banks over claims of price-rigging in
the foreign exchange market, and are continuing to pursue claims against seven
other banks, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said Thursday. [ID;nL1N10O37N]
    
    * BP -  A U.S. judge on Thursday found that BP manipulated the
natural gas market in 2008, as alleged by the U.S. energy regulator, but did not
address a proposed $28 million fine or any other penalties. 
    
    * RIO TINTO - China's Shenhua Group SHGRP.UL is among six parties
assessing bids for Rio Tinto's $4 billion thermal coal business, the Australian
Financial Review reported on Friday. 
    
    * GLAXOSMITHKLINE - GlaxoSmithKline is banking on a major clinical
trial to revive its flagging respiratory medicine business, with billions of
dollars of sales riding on a positive result. 

    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:
    
 AGA.L       AGA Rangemaster Group PLC          Earnings Releases
 ATRS.VI     Atrium European Real Estate Ltd    Earnings Releases
 
       
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 (Reporting by Liisa Tuhkanen)