UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 5
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LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening flat to 2 points lower on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* Futures for the index are up 0.1 percent at 0639 GMT.
* Market moves were likely to be limited ahead of a European Central Bank meeting at which it is set to unveil fresh measures to support the euro zone's frail recovery and prevent deflation.
The ECB is expected to impose negative interest rates on its overnight depositors, seeking to prompt banks to lend instead and to prevent the region from slipping into Japan-like deflation, and launch a long-term refinancing operation (LTRO) targeted at businesses.
* Garnering less attention on Thursday is the Bank of England's latest monetary policy decision. No changes are expected, with both interest rates and asset purchases likely to stay as they are. Continuación...