UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 28

miércoles 28 de enero de 2015 03:28 GYT

LONDON Jan 28 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up by 61 to 65 points, or 1 percent higher on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed down by 0.6 percent, or 40.79 points, at 6,811.61 points on Tuesday.

ARM /APPLE : Apple Inc quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history. ARM Holdings provides the technology that powers the iPhone 6.

ANGLO AMERICAN : Global mining company Anglo American said that a sharp drop in commodity prices will likely result in impairment charges for its 2014 financial year, as it posted annual production ahead of its guidance for its key commodities.

ANTOFAGASTA : Chilean mining firm Antofagasta said on Wednesday it expects a small increase in production this year after posting annual output for 2014 in line with its guidance.

SEVERN TRENT : Utility Severn Trent announced the start of a share buyback programme. It also named James Bowling as its new CFO.

SONGBIRD : Canary Wharf owner Songbird Estates recommended its minority shareholders accept an offer from Qatar Investment Authority and Brookfield, as it has the backing of the holders of 86 percent of its shares.   Continuación...