UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday August 27
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LONDON Aug 27 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 111 to 127 points, or up to 2.1 percent higher on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 1.5 percent ahead of the open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The FTSE 100 index closed down 1.7 percent at 5,979.20 points, broadly in line with falls in European equities, on Wednesday, as fears about Chinese growth gnawed and a commodities sell-off rattled markets across Europe.
* BARCLAYS - Major U.S. stock exchanges and Barclays Plc on Wednesday won the dismissal of nationwide litigation in which pension funds and other investors accused them of rigging markets to benefit high-frequency traders.
* GLENCORE - Global mining and trading firm Glencore Plc and Australia's Bloomfield Group agreed to acquire Vale's Integra coal mine in Australia for undisclosed terms, the buyers said in an emailed statement on Wednesday.