UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 13

martes 13 de mayo de 2014 01:59 GYT
 

LONDON May 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up by 24 to 25 points, or 0.4 percent higher, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed up by 0.6 percent, or 37.18 points, at 6,851.75 points on Monday - within touching distance of a peak of 6,867.42 reached in January, which was close to its highest levels since 1999.

* ASTRAZENECA :

Pfizer Inc is planning to return with a higher bid for British rival AstraZeneca Plc before the U.S. drugmaker considers going hostile, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

* ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND :

Citizens Financial Group Inc, the U.S. unit of Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common stock that would raise about $100 million.   Continuación...