UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 19
LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen gaining 79 points, or 1.2 percent, on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, after Scottish voters rejected independence. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The FTSE 100 futures contract was up 0.9 percent by 0637 GMT.
* Shares in stocks with significant business ties to Scotland, such as Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group, energy firm SSE and engineering firm Weir were seen opening up 2 to 3 percent, traders said.
* Sterling, already pushed up on Thursday by expectations that Alex Salmond's nationalists would fall short of the majority needed to break up their union with England, struggled to add to early gains but was still up about a third of a percent on the day at $1.6447.
* The UK blue chip index had closed up 38.39 points, or 0.6 percent, at 6,819.29 points on Thursday in anticipation of the vote. Continuación...