16 de mayo de 2016 / 6:26 / en 2 años

UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 16

(Adds British Land, ICAP, Lonmin)

May 16 (Reuters) - Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 13 points, or 0.2 percent, at 6,125 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. Futures were down 0.3 percent at 0616 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed up 0.6 percent at 6,138.50 on Friday, as robust U.S. retail data gave a boost to European markets, though shares in Inmarsat and Coca-Cola HBC fell.

* BRITISH LAND: British Land Co Plc, Britain’s second-largest listed property developer, posted a rise in its full-year portfolio value, indicating that demand for commercial space had held up despite concerns of a jittery market.

* ICAP PLC: British interdealer broker ICAP Plc said its full-year trading pretax profit fell 11 percent, hurt by adverse currency movement.

* LONMIN: South Africa-focused platinum producer Lonmin said on Monday its first-half core profit was $36 million, up from a loss of $6 million the same time a year ago following cost savings.

* SHELL: Argentina has agreed to pay $217 million to two companies, including BG Group, now owned by Royal Dutch Shell, in long-standing arbitration cases stemming from its 2001/02 economic crisis, part of the center-right government’s efforts to lure back foreign investors.

*G4S: G4S Plc is in talks with lenders in six European countries, including the UK, over opening mobile or high street banking units, its European head told the Financial Times, as the world's largest security firm attempts to rebuild its business by moving into a space many lenders are vacating. (bit.ly/1TcdNBQ)

* UK ECONOMY: The Confederation of British Industry cut its economic growth forecasts, citing the approach of the European Union referendum, and retailers and pay experts also pointed to a subdued outlook in other reports published on Monday.

* UK BREXIT: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney denied on Sunday that he had compromised the central bank’s independence by warning of the short-run costs of leaving the European Union, after criticism from “Out” campaigners.

* UK REFERENDUM POLL: Prime Minister David Cameron is struggling to convince voters he is telling the truth about why Britain should stay in the European Union and his main “Out” rival Boris Johnson is doing a better job, an opinion poll found.

* OIL: Oil prices jumped over 1 percent on Monday after long-time bear Goldman Sachs said the market had ended almost two years of oversupply following global oil disruptions and flipped to a deficit.


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Reporting by Esha Vaish in Bengaluru

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