UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday Oct 21

miércoles 21 de octubre de 2015 02:25 GYT
 

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LONDON Oct 21 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 11 to 14 points, or as much as 0.2 percent higher on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The blue-chip FTSE 100 ended 0.1 percent lower at 6,345.13 points on Tuesday, outperforming a 0.4 percent fall in the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300, with a rally in InterContinental Hotels Group and Whitbread following their well-received results underpinning the market.

* BHP BILLITION - BHP Billiton boosted September quarter iron ore production by 7 percent on Wednesday, while maintaining full-year guidance and shrugging off growing concerns of a mounting global supply glut.

* SKY - European pay-TV group Sky posted a slightly-better-than expected 10 percent jump in first-quarter operating profit on Wednesday, helped by strong new broadband additions in Britain.

* RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP - Reckitt Benckiser raised its full-year sales outlook on Wednesday after reporting a bigger-than-expected gain in third-quarter sales helped by consumer health products.   Continuación...