UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday August 5

martes 5 de agosto de 2014 02:33 GYT

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EDINBURGH Aug 5 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen edging higher on Tuesday, with FTSE 100 futures up 0.1 percent at 0630 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed 1.66 points lower on Monday at 6,677.52 points.

* STANDARD LIFE - The insurance and pensions group reported a 12 percent rise in first-half operating profit as more UK workers were automatically enrolled onto company pension schemes.

* INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP - The world's biggest hotelier posted a 6 percent rise in first-half profit and said it was encouraged by current trading trends despite political or economic problems in some markets.