UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct. 5

lunes 5 de octubre de 2015 02:54 GYT

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LONDON Oct 5 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 113 to 115 points higher, or up as much as 1.9 percent, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed 1 percent higher at 6,129.98 points in the previous session.

* Futures for the index were up 1.8 percent by 0635 GMT.

* AVIVA - The world's nine biggest insurance companies, including Aviva, will have to hold more capital under new rules just finalised by global regulators that aim to prevent taxpayer bailouts of the industry in a crisis.

* PRUDENTIAL - The British insurer may shift its headquarters from London to Asia to escape new European Union regulations, the Sunday Times reported citing people familiar with the matter.

* GLENCORE - Shares in beleaguered trader and miner Glencore rocketed as much as 72 percent on Monday in Hong Kong on hopes it would be able to cut debt with a sale of a stake in its agricultural assets.

* PLAYTECH - The company received a letter from Central Bank of Ireland opposing proposed acquisition of Ava Trade. It will be seeking clarification from CBI and to engage with them in order to discuss certain issues raised in letter which company believes can be addressed to CBI's satisfaction, the company said.

* LLOYDS BANKING GROUP - Britain's finance ministry will sell at least 2 billion pounds ($3.04 billion) in Lloyds to retail investors in spring 2016 as part of plans to return the bank to full private ownership, it said on Monday.   Continuación...