UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 26
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LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down by 13-17 points, or 0.3 percent lower on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The UK blue chip index closed down 0.5 percent at 6,807.82 points on Thursday.
* GREECE: Greece failed again to clinch a deal with its international creditors on Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default next week or start preparing to protect the euro zone from financial market turmoil.
* BRITAIN/EU: Prime Minister David Cameron told European Union leaders on Thursday he needed a new deal to keep Britain as a member, opening a struggle over the bloc's future at a summit preoccupied with keeping Greece from crashing out.
* TESCO : Britain's biggest retailer, Tesco, is expected to report that a tentative recovery in its key home market has stalled. Its sales update on Friday, ahead of a potentially stormy annual shareholders' meeting later in the day, could also see new boss Dave Lewis formally announce that the supermarket operator is examining the possible disposal of its South Korean business, Homeplus.
* CVC/KKR/ENDESA: Private equity funds CVC and KKR are studying a bid for a sizeable stake in Endesa, the Spanish subsidiary of Italian energy group Enel, sources with knowledge of the matter said. Continuación...