UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday Dec 10

miércoles 10 de diciembre de 2014 03:31 GYT

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LONDON Dec 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 18 to 26 points, or 0.3 percent higher on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index ended 2.1 percent lower at 6,529.47 points on Tuesday, hit by supermarket retailer Tesco's fourth profit warning this year.

* Britain's economy still looks on course to expand at a strong pace in 2015, but raising interest rates now would pose a "huge risk" to its recovery, the British Chambers of Commerce said on Wednesday.

* STANDARD CHARTERED - Standard Chartered will face another three years of scrutiny by U.S. prosecutors for compliance with government sanctions against certain countries, according to documents filed on Tuesday that also noted another probe of the bank is underway.