UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Friday, Jan. 30
(Updates with detail)
LONDON Jan 30 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 12 to 19 points, or up to 0.3 percent higher on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The blue-chip FTSE 100 equity index ended down 0.2 percent at 6,810.60 on Thursday, near a one week low with oil major Royal Dutch Shell weighing on the market after it missed earnings expectations.
* The index is up 3.7 percent this month, and is set for its best month since February last year heading into the last trading day in January.
* BT - Telecoms firm BT has agreed a new plan to pay down its ballooning pension deficit and signed off on an upgrade of its fibre network, putting its finances in order ahead of a key football rights auction and a deal to buy mobile network EE.