UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday November 18

martes 18 de noviembre de 2014 03:27 GYT

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EDINBURGH Nov 18 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 8 to 11 points, or 0.2 percent higher on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The FTSE 100 index ended 0.3 percent higher at 6,671.97 points, supported after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said unconventional monetary policy measures could include buying sovereign bonds.

* ASTRAZENECA - The British pharmaceutical, determined to show it has a strong independent future after seeing off a $118 billion bid from Pfizer in May, said it had made good progress in developing a pipeline of new drugs.

* EASYJET - British low-cost airline easyJet reported a 21.5 percent jump in annual profit, in line with its expectations, prompting it to raise its dividend as it guided that forward bookings were slightly ahead for the winter season.