UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Friday, Jan 23

viernes 23 de enero de 2015 03:31 GYT

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LONDON Jan 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is set to open 23 to 25 points higher, or up 0.4 percent, on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed 68.59 points higher, up 1 percent, at 6,796.63 on Thursday, rising for a sixth straight session.

* OIL & GAS STOCK - - Oil prices jumped on Friday as news of the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah added to uncertainty in energy markets already facing some of the biggest shifts in decades.

* CARILLION - Britain's government has awarded support services company Carillion two five-year contracts worth around 200 million pounds ($300 million) in total to provide facilities management services to its prisons, the company said on Friday.

* PREMIER FOODS - The company said on Friday its trading profit for last year was 131 million pounds ($196.36 million), in line with expectations.

* ANGLO AMERICAN - Anglo American is looking to sell a cluster of coal assets in eastern Australia as it tries to boost shareholder returns amid a slump in commodities prices, the Financial Times reported late on Thursday. Source link: (

* BP - BP has put its 950,000 cubic meter capacity oil storage terminal in Amsterdam up for sale, which is expected to take place near the end of the year, the company said in a statement on Thursday.   Continuación...