UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 10

lunes 10 de marzo de 2014 03:44 GYT

LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening lower on Monday, with futures down 0.4 percent by 0740 GMT ahead of the cash market open.

* Sentiment was darkened by poor exports data from China, the world's top metals consumer, that triggered a sharp decline in base metals prices following the country's first domestic bond default last week.

* As such, mining stocks pressured the UK benchmark index on Friday, sending it down 75.82 points, or 1.1 percent, to 6,712.67 points, reversing earlier gains on the back of stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data.

* It is a quiet day in terms of earnings, with no UK blue chips scheduled to report.