UK Stocks-Factors to watch on August 6

miércoles 6 de agosto de 2014 01:54 GYT

LONDON Aug 6 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down by 43 to 46 points, or 0.7 percent lower on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed up 0.1 percent, or 4.96 points, at 6,682.48 points on Tuesday.

* GLENCORE : Glencore Plc, one of the world's largest mining companies, has asked a U.S. judge to dismiss it as a defendant from nationwide antitrust litigation over the alleged manipulation of aluminum prices.

* STANDARD CHARTERED : Standard Chartered PLC is back in the crosshairs of New York's banking regulator over alleged failure to flag high risk transactions for further review, according to a person familiar with the matter.