UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept. 29
LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 2 to 5 points lower, or as much as 0.1 percent, on Monday , according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* Futures for the index were down 0.1 percent at 0638 GMT.
* The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed 0.2 percent higher, or 9.68 points, at 6,649.39 points, on Friday.
* STANDARD CHARTERED - The bank has suspended some of its Hong Kong banking operations, including over-the-counter services and cheque deposits, until further notice due to "situations in certain areas", the Asia-focused lender said on Monday.
* BALFOUR BEATTY - The company warned on Monday that profit in its UK construction services division would be around 75 million pounds ($122 million) less than expected due to additional losses and writedowns across a number of contracts.
* ROYAL DUTCH SHELL - The company reported it was restarting a unit at its Scotford upgrader facility near Edmonton, Alberta, according to a message recorded on a community information telephone line on Saturday.
* BP - The Daily Telegraph said Shell and BP are in the final running for a fiercely fought-over deal to operate some of the biggest onshore oilfields in the Persian Gulf, in what would be potentially a major triumph for British business in the region.
* COMPASS GROUP - The company said its year outlook remained unchanged and that its operating margin for the year was expected to increase by 10 basis points.nL6N0RU0GL
* ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND - The bank raised 261 million pounds ($424 million) from selling more shares in its U.S. business Citizens after banks underwriting its stock market listing took up an option to buy extra shares, sources told Reuters. Continuación...