LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up by 28 points, or 0.5 percent higher on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The UK blue chip index fell 2.8 percent to 6,211.64 points on Wednesday, slumping to a 15-month low on concerns about the global economy.
* BANK OF ENGLAND: The Bank of England will not seek to react to financial markets' changing expectations about when the central bank will start to raise interest rates, a BoE policymaker said on Wednesday.
* ANGLO AMERICAN : Diamond producer De Beers has signed a three-year wage deal with South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the Anglo American unit said on Wednesday, narrowly avoiding strikes that have plagued the rest of the mining industry.
* WONGA: British payday lender Wonga is hiring another former employee of RSA Insurance Group PLC in an attempt to repair its damaged reputation, Sky News said.
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