UK Stocks-Factors to watch on August 6

miércoles 6 de agosto de 2014 02:28 GYT
 

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LONDON Aug 6 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 futures contract fell 0.3 percent on Wednesday, with the cash market also set to open lower after a deterioration in the situation in Ukraine prompted a sell-off in equities globally. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* Asian and U.S. shares extended falls after reports that Russian troops were massing at the eastern Ukrainian border, where pro-Moscow rebels are in conflict with the Ukrainian government - ratcheting up geopolitical tension in the region.

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

* LEGAL & GENERAL : British life insurance and pensions provider Legal & General reported a 13 percent increase in first-half net cash generation on Wednesday, boosted by demand for retirement products.

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