UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 26

jueves 26 de junio de 2014 02:25 GYT

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LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 futures contract rose 0.2 percent by 0625 GMT on Thursday, with European equities expected to bounce back from the previous session's retreat and track gains in Wall Street. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index ended down 0.8 percent at 6,733.62 points - its lowest close since April 28.

* BARCLAYS : The New York Attorney General on Wednesday filed a securities fraud lawsuit against Barclays PLC for giving an unfair edge to its U.S. high-frequency trading clients even as it claimed to be protecting other customers from the traders.

* VODAFONE : Vodafone is set to gain unconditional EU approval for its 7.2-billion-euro ($9.79 billion) bid for Spain's largest cable operator Ono as regulators do not have competition concerns, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.