UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday, Oct 22

miércoles 22 de octubre de 2014 02:28 GYT
 

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LONDON Oct 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 is seen opening higher on Wednesday, with December futures on the index up 0.3 percent at 0626 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed up by 1.7 percent, or 105.26 points, at 6,372.33 points on Tuesday.

* BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO - BAT reported lower revenue for the first 9 months of the year on Wednesday, hurt by foreign exchange rates and the slow economic recovery in western Europe.

* BHP BILLITON - The miner said on Wednesday it was on track to meet its full-year iron ore production guidance after mining a record 62 million tonnes in the September quarter at its Australian operations, 15 percent over the year-ago period.

* ROYAL DUTCH SHELL - The Anglo-Dutch oil major has signed sales agreements for all the Nigerian oil assets it put up for sale following a 2013 review of its business in the West African country, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

* VODAFONE - The Indian government and the telecom major have extended the deadline to mutually find a third arbitrator to help resolve tax dispute by a month after the October 17 deadline passed without an agreement, the Economic Times reported on Wednesday. (bit.ly/1DyA1Ct)

* CRODA INTERNATIONAL - Shares in the specialty chemicals maker rose 1.8 percent on Tuesday. The Daily Mail and Daily Express attribute the rise to talk of a 4 billion pounds (6.45 billion US dollar) offer for the firm, citing U.S. firms Dow Chemical and DuPont as possible bidders.

* SUPERGROUP - The company behind the Superdry fashion brand, on Wednesday named ex-Co-operative Group 42TE.L boss Euan Sutherland as its new chief executive, replacing its founder Julian Dunkerton.   Continuación...