UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 7

miércoles 7 de mayo de 2014 02:46 GYT
 

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LONDON May 7 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening lower on Wednesday, with futures down 0.2 percent by 0642 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* Mounting concerns over Ukraine slipping into civil war are likely to take their toll on investor risk appetite. Both sides have been burying their dead, with supporters of Russia and of a united Ukraine accusing each other of tearing the country apart.

* Expansion in China's services industry slowed slightly in April, with employment growth slipping to a seven-month low, a private survey showed, adding to an increasingly cloudy outlook for the world's second-largest economy.

* The UK blue chip index closed down 23.86 points, or 0.4 percent, at 6,798.56 points on Tuesday, pressured by weak corporate earnings, after hitting 6,838.17 on Friday, its highest level since late February.

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