UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 6

lunes 6 de julio de 2015 02:20 GYT
 

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LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 futures contract fell 1 percent on Monday, with concerns over Greece expected to impact European stock markets, after Greeks overwhelmingly rejected conditions of a rescue package from creditors on Sunday.

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* The UK blue chip index closed down 0.7 percent at 6,585.78 points on Friday, marking its biggest weekly drop in a month.

* GREECE: Greeks overwhelmingly rejected conditions of a rescue package from creditors on Sunday, throwing the future of the country's euro zone membership into further doubt and deepening a standoff with lenders. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, whose forceful denunciations of creditors alienated many of his euro zone colleagues, also resigned on Monday, saying Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras believed it would help smooth the path to a new aid deal.

* ROLLS ROYCE : British engineering company Rolls-Royce downgraded its profit forecasts for this year and next, citing continued weakness in oil and gas markets plus lower demand for some of its aero-engine programmes.

* EASYJET : Budget airline easyJet reported a rise in June passenger numbers.   Continuación...