UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Monday May 19

lunes 19 de mayo de 2014 02:37 GYT

(Adds futures, company news)

LONDON May 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 1 to 2 points, or flat in percentage terms on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures dipping 0.1 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed 0.2 percent higher on Friday at 6,855.81 points to finish near a 14-year high, led up by bid speculation among supermarkets.

* ASTRAZENECA - The UK-listed drugmaker rejected a final offer from Pfizer, after the U.S. pharmaceutical said on Sunday it had raised its offer for AstraZeneca to 69.3 billion pounds ($116.6 billion), or 55 pounds a share, and would walk away if AstraZeneca did not accept it.

* GLAXOSMITHKLINE - Chinese corruption charges against executives of British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc could be just the start of the pharmaceutical industry's problems in its biggest emerging drugs market, according to industry sources in China.