UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday August 7
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EDINBURGH Aug 7 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index was set for a steady open on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures edging 0.1 percent higher ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The UK blue chip index closed 46.32 points, or 0.7 percent, lower on Wednesday at 6,636.16.
* OLD MUTUAL - Anglo-South African financial group Old Mutual reported a 17 percent increase in first-half adjusted operating profit on Thursday, helped by strength at its South African businesses and its wealth management unit.
* RSA - UK insurer RSA posted an interim pretax profit of 69 million pounds ($116.20 million) on Thursday and said it was making good progress in stabilising its financial health after a year of upheaval following problems at its Irish unit.