UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct. 21

martes 21 de octubre de 2014 02:32 GYT

LONDON Oct 21 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening slightly lower on Tuesday, with futures for the index falling 0.3 percent by 0628 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed down 43.22 points, or 0.7 percent, at 6,267.07 points, on Monday.

* China's economic growth slowed in the third quarter to its weakest since the 2008/09 global financial crisis as a slumping property market dragged on manufacturing and investment, adding to concerns about flagging global growth.

* BAE SYSTEMS - South Korea said it could cancel a planned $1 billion-plus deal for BAE Systems to upgrade its F-16 fighter jets and seek a new different contractor if talks with the British company do not proceed smoothly.

* ARM HOLDINGS - The chip designer reported disappointing royalty revenue in the third quarter, resulting in a 12 percent rise in total revenue to $320.2 million, just short of market expectations of $326.3 million.

* ASOS - British online fashion retailer ASOS posted a 14 percent fall in annual profit after the strength of sterling hit sales growth overseas.

* GKN - The British engineering company said it was on track for growth in 2014 after posting a 6 percent rise in third quarter profit, driven by strong performances in its aerospace and automotive units.

* INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP - The hotels group, one of the world's largest hoteliers, posted a 7 percent rise in third-quarter room revenue, fuelled by growth in all of its four regions.

* RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP - Consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser Group RB.L reported higher third-quarter sales, helped by strength in its health business.   Continuación...