UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday July 30

miércoles 30 de julio de 2014 02:37 GYT
 

(Updates with further company news)

EDINBURGH, July 30 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen edging lower on Wednesday, with futures dipping 0.1 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* Britain's top equity index closed up 0.3 percent, or 19.68 points, at 6,807.75 points on Tuesday, lifted by gains at fashion chain Next and at car and plane parts maker GKN after strong results and outlook comments.

* BARCLAYS - Barclays Plc said underlying profits fell 7 percent in the first six months of this year after a drop in investment bank revenue as the British bank attempts to streamline the business and reform culture.

Also, New York's banking regulator is seeking to place government monitors in the U.S. offices of Deutsche Bank AG and Barclays Plc as part of its investigation into the foreign-exchange market, a person familiar with the matter said.

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