UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 20

viernes 20 de junio de 2014 02:35 GYT

LONDON, June 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 is seen opening little changed on Friday, with financial bookmakers expecting the index to open 4 points higher. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* Futures for the index were down 0.1 percent by 0632 GMT.

* The FTSE 100 ended up 29.55 points, or 0.4 percent, at 6,808.11 points on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve reassured investors over monetary policy, leaving the index within reach of a record of 6,950.60 set in 1999.

* UK public finance figures for May, set for release at 0830 GMT, are expected to show an increase to 12 billion pounds ($20.5 billion), a big increase on April's 9.6 billion pounds.

* SHIRE : U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc confirmed on Friday it had made a bid approach to Shire, which was rejected by the British group's board. It said talks were no longer ongoing.   Continuación...