UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 13

jueves 13 de marzo de 2014 03:31 GYT

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up by 16 to 17 points, or 0.3 percent higher, on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.

* The FTSE 100 futures contract was up by 0.1 percent by 0725 GMT.

* The UK blue chip index fell to a one-month low on Wednesday, ending down by 1 percent, or 64.62 points lower, at 6,620.90 points.

* CHINESE ECONOMY: China's industrial output rose 8.6 percent in the first two months of 2014 from a year earlier, missing market expectations, with growth in retail sales also weaker than expected, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday.