UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday April 28

martes 28 de abril de 2015 01:49 GYT

LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen
opening down 26 points, or 0.4 percent lower on Tuesday, according to financial
bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
    * The UK blue chip index was up 33.28 points, or 0.5 percent, at 7,103.98
points by the close. The index surged to a record 7,122.74 points, surpassing a
previous high set earlier in the month. 
    * TESCO - Dunnhumby, the customer data business which has been put
up for sale by British retailer Tesco, said it was free to work with
new clients in the United States, in a move which could make it more attractive
to potential buyers. 
    * CENTRICA - Britain's largest energy supplier Centrica has
made preparations in case it is approached with a takeover offer, the utility's
chairman said at the company's annual shareholders' meeting in London.
    * UK ELECTION - Prime Minister David Cameron plans to announce on Tuesday
that he will put Deutsche Bank's DBKGn.DE Libor fine into a new three-year fund
to create 50,000 apprenticeships, the Guardian reported. 
    U.S. statistician Nate Silver, who successfully forecast the result of the
last two U.S. presidential elections, believes the outcome of Britain's general
election on May 7 could be "incredibly messy," the BBC reported. 

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 (Reporting by Alistair Smout)