CORRECTED-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday Sept 9

miércoles 9 de septiembre de 2015 02:09 GYT

(Corrects day in headline)

LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening higher on Wednesday, with futures up 1.5 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index was up 1.2 percent at 6,146.10 points at the close on Tuesday, buoyed by strong data from the euro zone and hopes for further stimulus for Chinese markets.

* IAG - A British Airways plane caught fire at an airport in Las Vegas on Tuesday, but the flames were extinguished and just two people among the 159 passengers and 13 crew onboard suffered minor injuries, McCarran International Airport said on Twitter. British Airways is owned by IAG.

* GLAXOSMITHKLINE - GlaxoSmithKline Plc and its partner Theravance Inc on Tuesday said their inhaled medicine Breo failed to prolong life of patients with chronic respiratory disease in a high-stakes clinical trial of 16,500 people.