UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday Feb 3
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LONDON Feb 3 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening flat to 7 points higher, or up as much as 0.1 percent on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The FTSE 100 index closed up 33.15 points, or 0.5 percent at 6,782.55 points on Monday, boosted by a surge in oil firms and Irish building supplies group CRH.
* BP - Oil major BP beat profit expectations for the fourth quarter of 2014 while taking a $3.6 billion impairment charge and cutting capital expenditures due to low oil prices.
* BG GROUP - Britain's third-biggest energy company booked nearly $6 billion worth of impairment charges in 2014 on the back of the steep drop in oil prices, forcing it to slash its 2015 investment budget to $6-7 billion.