UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Monday March 23

lunes 23 de marzo de 2015 02:53 GYT

LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen
opening up 17 to 21 points, or 0.3 percent higher on Monday, according to
financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please
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    * The blue-chip FTSE 100 closed up 60.19 points, or 0.9 percent, at 7,022.51
points on Friday, led by cement company CRH, which surged on
expectations of lucrative asset purchases, to vault above 7,000 points for the
first time in its history. 
    * BG GROUP - Britain's BG Group and Australia's Woodside Petroleum
Ltd will invest up to $1.08 billion to explore for oil and gas in four
blocks off the coast of Myanmar's western Rakhine state, a senior Energy
Ministry official said on Sunday. 
    * Britain leaving the European Union could result in a permanent loss of 2.2
percent of the country's gross domestic product by 2030, and the costs would not
be offset solely by striking a free trade deal with its former partners, think
tank Open Europe said. 
    * Only 2 percent of large British firms have separate insurance against
cyber attacks and the number dwindles to nearly zero for smaller firms, the
government said in a report on Monday. 

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 (Reporting by Alistair Smout)