UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 7

lunes 7 de julio de 2014 02:42 GYT

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening little changed on Monday - or 1 point lower to 1 point higher, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* Futures for the index were down 0.1 percent at 0640 GMT.

* The UK blue chip index rose 0.84 of a point - flat in percentage terms - to 6,866.05 points on Friday, its highest close since June 10.

Over the course of the week, it advanced 1.6 percent, notching up its best weekly gain since early May, aided by robust growth in U.S. employment, which raised expectations that the world's biggest economy was on a recovery path.

* Global economic activity should accelerate in 2015 after being gloomy at the start of 2014, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, adding that the Fund saw no brutal slowdown in China.