UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday Aug. 20

jueves 20 de agosto de 2015 02:11 GYT

LONDON Aug 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening slightly lower on Thursday, with futures trading down 0.2 percent. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed down 122.84 points, or 1.9 percent, to 6,403.45 points on Wednesday.


GVC Holdings is prepared to increase its offer for Bwin to nearly 1.1 billion pounds to secure a takeover of its rival, UK newspaper The Times reported.


The company secured relaxed debt covenants to mid-2017 and reported a fall in first-half pre-tax profits to $170.6 million.   Continuación...