UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 11

viernes 11 de julio de 2014 02:46 GYT

LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 10-13 points, or as much as 0.2 percent higher on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* Futures for the index were up 0.2 percent by 0643 GMT.

* The UK blue chip index fell 45.67 points, or 0.7 percent, to 6,672.37 points on Thursday, with financial stocks hit by a sell-off in the sector across Europe on concerns about Portugal's biggest listed bank.

A 2.8 percent drop this week put the index on track for its worst week in more than a year.

* Portugal's PSI share index fell 4.2 percent to a nine-month low on Thursday, lagging all other European benchmarks, after shares and bonds of Espirito Santo Financial Group, the chief shareholder in Banco Espirito Santo , were suspended over "material difficulties" at parent firm ESI.