UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 3

viernes 3 de octubre de 2014 02:29 GYT

LONDON Oct 3 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 36 points higher, or up 0.6 percent, on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* December futures on the index were up 0.7 percent by 0623 GMT.

* The UK blue chip index slid to its lowest closing level this year on Thursday, ending down by 111.13 points, or 1.7 percent, at 6,446.39 points, on disappointment with the European Central Bank's latest stimulus measures.

* The FTSE 100 index has endured a torrid week - down more than 3 percent so far, its worst performance this year - leaving it looking more "oversold" on its 14-day Relative Strength Index, a technical momentum indicator, than it has in more than three years.

* Investors are now focusing on U.S. nonfarm payrolls data, set for release later on Friday. Analysts polled by Reuters expect U.S. employers to have hired 215,000 workers in September, up from a disappointing 142,000 in August.   Continuación...