UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 25

viernes 25 de julio de 2014 02:55 GYT

LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index futures are trading 0.2 percent lower at 0613 GMT, broadly in line with other key national index futures in Western Europe. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* UK GDP - Preliminary Q2 GDP data due at 0830 GMT; expectations are for growth of 0.8 percent or 3.1 percent annualised, according to Reuters poll.

* VODAFONE - The network operator received no relief from tough market conditions in the first quarter, with a slowdown in Spain and South Africa resulting in another heavy drop in its key revenue measure.

* BSKYB - The broadcaster has agreed to pay around 4.9 billion pounds ($8.3 billion) to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy, responding to the slowing growth at home with a deal to create a European powerhouse.

* ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND - The UK bank said it made a pretax profit of 1 billion pounds ($1.7 billion) in the second quarter, far better than analysts had expected, due to a turnaround in losses from bad loans, prompting it to release its earnings a week early.   Continuación...