UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday June 25

jueves 25 de junio de 2015 01:52 GYT

LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening
down 11 to 12 points, or 0.2 percent lower on Thursday, according to financial
bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
    * The UK blue chip index closed up 9.93 points, or 0.2 percent, at 6,844.80
points, outperforming European shares due to strength in the mining and energy
    * TESCO - Private equity firms Affinity Equity Partners, Carlyle
Group CG.O and CVC Capital Partners were among 7 to 8 preliminary bidders for
Tesco's South Korean unit, a Korean newspaper reported on Thursday.
    * ROYAL DUTCH SHELL - Royal Dutch Shell RDSa.L has recently held
talks in Iran to discuss business cooperation with the oil and gas-rich country
should international sanctions on Tehran be lifted. 
    * British car production rose in May compared to the same month last year
due to a double-digit rise in demand from domestic buyers, an industry body said
on Thursday. 
    * Business chiefs from companies including BT BT.L, easyJet EZJ.L and a
local cider maker called on Prime Minister David Cameron to keep Britain in the
European Union as he prepared to ask EU leaders for a new deal. 
    * EX-DIVS - Compas, Experian and United Utilities 
trade without entitlement to their latest dividend on Thursday and are set to
trim 2 points off the FTSE 100. 

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 (Reporting by Alistair Smout)