UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 30

lunes 30 de junio de 2014 02:47 GYT

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 13 points, or 0.2 percent higher, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* Futures for the index were up 0.1 percent by 0642 GMT.

* The UK blue chip index closed up 0.3 percent at 6,757.77 points on Friday, although it posted a 1 percent drop for the week. Still, it is sitting within reach of a record high 6,950.60 set in 1999.

* The recent strength of the British pound reflects the relative strength of the economy and should settle over time, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney was quoted as saying in an interview on Saturday.

* Market expectations of a rise in British interest rates at the turn of the year are "reasonable", Bank of England policymaker Charlie Bean told Sky television on Sunday.   Continuación...