UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept. 21

lunes 21 de septiembre de 2015 02:29 GYT

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LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down about 22 points, or 0.4 percent lower, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The blue-chip index ended 1.3 percent lower at 6,104.11 points in the previous session. It is down about 7 percent so far this year.

* Futures for the index were down 0.5 percent by 0628 GMT.

* RSA INSURANCE GROUP - Zurich Insurance Group AG abandoned its proposed 5.6 billion pound ($8.7 billion) bid for British insurer RSA Insurance Group after forecasting a $200 million loss in its general insurance business in the third quarter, and announcing $275 million in losses from explosions at a container storage station in China.

* UK Commercial Property Trust - The company acquired Ventura Park Industrial Estate in swap transaction with Segro.

* Balfour Beatty - Balfour Beatty JV is selected for 292 million pounds ($453.65 million) A14 scheme.

* Shire - Shire received European approval for Intuniv (Guanfacine Hydrochloride prolonged release tablets) as a non-stimulant ADHD treatment for children and adolescents.

* AO WORLD - The company said it was on track to deliver on long term strategic objectives. It expected its overall revenue to increase for quarter ended September 2015 year-on-year by 20 to 21 percent.   Continuación...