UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 9

jueves 9 de julio de 2015 02:27 GYT

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LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 futures rose 0.5 percent on Thursday. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed up 0.9 percent at 6,490.70 points on Wednesday.

* AB FOODS : Associated British Foods, owner of budget fashion retailer Primark and British Sugar, on Thursday maintained current year guidance after posting a small rise in year-to-date revenue.

* BARRATT DEVELOPMENTS : British housebuilder Barratt Developments said it expected to report a better-than-expected 45 percent rise in profit for the year to end-June after it completed more homes than forecast, and helped by house price inflation.

* BALFOUR BEATTY : British infrastructure group Balfour Beatty issued a fresh profit warning on Thursday, likely tipping the group into another loss for 2015.

* ASHMORE : Emerging markets-focused fund manager Ashmore Group saw assets under management fall $2.2 billion in its fourth-quarter to $58.9 billion, as client demand to pull cash more than offset a better market performance.   Continuación...