UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday July 8

miércoles 8 de julio de 2015 02:22 GYT

(Adds futures, company news)

LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index was set to rise at the open on Wednesday, with futures up 0.2 percent at 0622 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed down 1.6 percent at 6,432.21 points, around its lowest since mid-January, after a Eurogroup meeting of euro zone finance ministers failed to bring about a clearer picture on the outlook for Greece.

* UK BUDGET - British finance minister George Osborne, fresh from May's election victory, will say on Wednesday how he plans to reshape the economy by chopping welfare spending, easing the tax bill for workers and tackling some of the biggest challenges facing the recovery.

* BARCLAYS - Barclays Plc said Chief Executive Antony Jenkins was to leave, with its chairman John McFarlane taking over executive duties, after the board decided new leadership was required to take the bank forward.