May 10, 2016 / 5:41 AM / 2 years ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 10

May 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 26
points, or 0.4 percent higher on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. For
more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on 
    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.2 percent lower on Monday at 6114.81
    * OIL: Oil prices were steady on Tuesday as brimming inventories and a
looming refined products glut offset supply disruptions in Canada and elsewhere
that have taken more than 2 million barrels a day of production out of the
    * BREXIT: British employers' spending on temporary workers rose at the
fastest pace in more than a year last month, as nerves around the upcoming
European Union referendum dissuaded them from taking on permanent staff, a
survey showed on Tuesday. 
    * RETAIL: British shoppers held off from buying new spring and summer
clothes during an unusually cold April, compounding a sense of uncertainty among
consumers ahead of June's EU referendum, surveys suggested on Tuesday.
    * METALS: London copper held around four-week lows on Tuesday after a weaker
dollar and renewed jitters about Chinese economic growth tarnished demand for
    * SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell Plc has restarted production at a
reduced rate at its Albian oil sands mining operation in Alberta, it said on
Monday, even as many energy companies remain offline after a major wildfire
ravaged the area. 

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 (Reporting by Vidya L Nathan in Bengaluru, Editing by Sunil Nair)
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