UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 3

viernes 3 de julio de 2015 01:39 GYT
 

LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 headed for a steady open on Friday after gaining in the previous two sessions, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed 0.3 percent higher at 6,630.47 points on Thursday.

* Oil prices dropped as a rising U.S. rig count stoked fears of oversupply and after Chinese regulators opened an investigation into suspected stock market manipulation.

* London copper was set for a second weekly rise on Friday, underpinned by prospects of a demand recovery later in the year and as short holders closed positions, but traders said concerns over Greece and slowing growth in China would crimp gains.

TODAY'S UK PAPERS

> Financial Times

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