UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 30

martes 30 de junio de 2015 02:29 GYT

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LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 futures contract fell 0.8 percent, with European stock markets expected to extend the previous session's losses as Greece looked set to default on an international loan. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index fell 2 percent to 6,620.48 points on Monday.

* BRITISH ECONOMY: British consumer morale surged to its highest in over 15 years this month as shoppers said they were ready to spend, a survey showed on Tuesday, adding to signs that growth is picking up after a weak start to the year.

* BREXIT: A British exit from the European Union would be disastrous for the UK financial industry and could prompt companies to leave the country, the sector's main lobby group said on Tuesday.

* OCADO : British online grocer Ocado on Tuesday reported a 11.4 percent rise in first half core earnings and reiterated its target of signing a first agreement with an overseas retailer during 2015.

* ROYAL DUTCH SHELL : Royal Dutch Shell could begin drilling for oil in the Arctic off Alaska as early as the third week in July, when it expects sea ice to begin clearing, a spokesman said on Monday.   Continuación...