UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 19
LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up by 35 points, or 0.5 percent, according to financial spreadbetter IG. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The UK blue chip index closed up 0.2 percent at 6,778.56 points on Wednesday.
* U.S. FEDERAL RESERVE: The Federal Reserve on Wednesday expressed confidence the U.S. economic recovery was on track and hinted at a slightly more aggressive pace of interest rate increases starting next year.
* London copper turned lower on Thursday amid doubts over the momentum of global economic growth and its impact on metals demand, while nickel prices sank further after a chunky build in exchange stocks.
* Brent crude held near a nine-month high above $114 a barrel on Thursday supported by concerns about potential supply disruptions due to fighting in Iraq. Continuación...