UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 17
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LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 futures edged down by 0.2 percent by 0620 GMT, with weak results overnight from Internet group Google seen weighing on technology stocks. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The UK blue chip index closed up by 42.56 points, or 0.7 percent, at 6,584.17 points on Wednesday.
* DIAGEO :
Drinks group Diageo reported a 1.3 percent decline in third-quarter organic net sales on Thursday, hurt by weakness in China and political instability in Thailand.
* LLOYDS : Continuación...