UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Monday June 23
EDINBURGH, June 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 9 points, or 0.1 percent higher on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The UK blue chip index closed 17.09 points higher, or up 0.3 percent, on Friday at 6,825.20, boosted by pharmaceutical Shire after it was approached for a takeover by AbbVie.
* The HSBC/Markit Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose more than expected to 50.8 in June from May's final reading of 49.4, beating a Reuters poll estimate of 49.7 and moving above the 50-point level that separates growth in activity from contraction.
* ASOS - British online fashion retailer ASOS said on Saturday it had been forced to suspend orders and take down its website following a fire at its main warehouse which police believe was started deliberately.
* ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND - Britain's Treasury is set to approve a bonus scheme at state-controlled lender RBS that will give top executives 100 percent of their salary in shares, irrespective of how the bank performs, the Sunday Times reported. Continuación...