UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday November 24

martes 24 de noviembre de 2015 02:58 GYT

LONDON Nov 24 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening
15 to 22 points lower, or down as much as 0.4 percent on Tuesday, according to
financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please
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    * The UK blue chip index closed down 0.5 percent at 6,305.49 points on
    * LLOYDS BANKING GROUP - Scottish Widows, the insurance arm of
Lloyds Bank, has insured 400 million pounds ($606.84 million) of former UK paper
manufacturer Wiggins Teape's pension scheme, the insurer said on Tuesday.
    * British finance minister George Osborne said on Tuesday he would boost the
budget of England's cash-strapped health service more rapidly than expected, a
day before he is due to announce big cuts to other areas of government.
    * METALS PRICES - London copper on Tuesday teetered near six-year
lows hit the previous session as the dollar gave up some gains, but the outlook
for prices stayed poor given weakening Chinese demand growth for metals.
    * OIL PRICES - Crude oil futures rose on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia
pledged to work towards oil price stability, while a strong U.S. dollar and an
expected rise in U.S. crude stocks kept the gains in check. 
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                                 Earnings Release
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                                 Plc Earnings Release
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                                 Earnings Release
 Telecom Plus PLC                Half Year 2015 Telecom Plus PLC
                                 Earnings Release
 Mitchells & Butlers PLC         Full Year 2015 Mitchells &
                                 Butlers PLC Earnings Release
 Drax Group PLC                  Drax Group PLC Trading Statement
 AO World PLC                    Half Year 2016 AO World PLC
                                 Earnings Release
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                                 PLC Earnings Release
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                                 Statement Release
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                                 Earnings Release
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                                 Statement Release
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 (Reporting by Kit Rees)