UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 23
LONDON May 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening flat on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The UK blue chip index ended flat on Thursday at 6,820.56 points.
* EU ELECTIONS:
Britain's anti-EU UKIP party has made strong gains in local elections, taking seats from both Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and the opposition Labour party, according to early results on Friday.
* ASTRAZENECA :
BlackRock Inc, AstraZeneca Plc's largest shareholder, wants the drugmaker to resume talks with Pfizer Inc about a potential sale eventually, but backs its decision this week to reject Pfizer's current bid, according to two people familiar with the matter. Continuación...