UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday Sept. 16
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LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 20 to 23 points, or as much as 0.4 percent higher on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.5 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed up 0.9 percent higher at 6,137.60 points on Tuesday, turning higher as Wall Street gained following a climb in retail sales.
* GLENCORE - British mining and trading group Glencore has launched a share sale representing almost 10 percent of its issued capital as part of its previously announced plans to cut debt.
Glencore said on Wednesday it has raised $2.5 billion through a share placement as part of its plans to cut debt.