UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday Jan. 15

jueves 15 de enero de 2015 02:54 GYT

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening
up 54 to 62 points, or 1 percent higher on Thursday, according to financial
bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
    * The UK blue chip index closed 2.4 percent lower on Wednesday at 6,388.46,
with a plunge in metals prices due to global growth concerns prompting jittery
investors to exit mining stocks. 

    * Britain's corporate governance policeman will study whether boards are
doing all they can to improve business standards and if investors get the best
advice on voting at annual meetings. 
    * HOUSEBUILDERS - British house prices rose at their slowest annual pace
since May 2013 at the end of last year, as tighter lending rules and a looming
national election weighed on buyer demand, an industry body said on Thursday.
    * ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND - British finance minister George Osborne
said he would need to decide quickly about a sale of the government's stake in
the bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland after May's election, adding he hoped to
be able to recover taxpayers' money. 
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 (Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Francesco Canepa)