UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday July 2

jueves 2 de julio de 2015 01:47 GYT
 

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening
down 25 to 26 points, or around 0.4 percent lower, on Thursday according to
financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please
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    * The blue-chip index was up by 80.88 points, or 1.2 percent, at 6,601.86
points by the close on Wednesday, bouncing back from five-and-a-half month lows,
lifted by airline stocks that were boosted by lower oil prices and a
recommendation for a new runway at London's Heathrow airport. 
    
    * HSBC - Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe told the BBC
he believed that any decision by HSBC on whether to base itself outside of the
Bank of England's jurisdiction would be driven by business considerations, not a
search for looser regulation. 
    
    * ROYAL DUTCH SHELL - OPEC's decision, led by Saudi Arabia, to not
cut oil production has put pressure on U.S. shale gas producers which in turn
has put brakes on America's energy boom, the chief executive of Royal Dutch
Shell Plc said in an interview with the Financial Times published on Wednesday.
 
    
    * TESCO - Carlyle Group and MBK Partners are among the
shortlisted bidders for Tesco PLC's South Korea business which is valued at
about $6 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.
 
    
    * RIO TINTO - The head of global mining firm Rio Tinto RIO.L RIO.AX
urged governments on Wednesday not to be tempted to introduce protectionist
measures as they aim to preserve revenue at a time of weakening commodity
prices. 
    
    * EX-DIVS - Babcock, British Land, Burberry 
Coc-Cola Hellenic Bottling and Royal Mail are set to trade
without entitlement to their latest dividend payout on Thursday, which will trim
1.7 points off the FTSE 100, by Reuters calculations. 
    
    * Companies will be unable to contribute to solving Britain's dire
productivity problem unless they invest more in workforce development and
"smarter" working practices, an industry body said on Thursday. 

    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:
    
    
 Persimmon PLC                             Q2 2015 Persimmon PLC Trading
                                           Statement Release
 3i Infrastructure PLC                     3I Infrastructure PLC Trading
                                           Statement Release
 
       
        
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 (Reporting by Alistair Smout)