August 4, 2016 / 5:21 AM / 2 years ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 4

Aug 4 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 6 to
11 points on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * The UK blue chip index closed down 0.2 percent at 6634.40 points on
Wednesday, with weaker commodities and property-related stocks offsetting an
HSBC-led rally in banking stocks. 
    * UK INTEREST RATE: The Bank of England is poised to cut interest rates for
the first time since 2009 later on Thursday, as Britain's economy teeters on the
brink of recession after June's vote to leave the European Union. 
    * HIKMA: Drugmaker Hikma Plc said full-year core operating profit
from its generics unit would be hurt by delayed approvals of new products and
higher-than-expected costs. 
    * VODAFONE/LIBERTY GLOBAL: The European Commission authorised a joint
venture in the Netherlands between British telecoms firm Vodafone Group Plc
 and U.S. cable operator Liberty Global Plc in exchange for
    * LSE/ICE: Intercontinental Exchange Inc was "fortunate" to have
scrapped a potential counterbid for the London Stock Exchange in May,
ahead of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, the head of the New York
Stock Exchange operator said on Wednesday. 
    * RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto's  CEO said on Wednesday there was no
progress for now on finding infrastructure financing for the massive Simandou
iron ore project in Guinea even after more than 200 meetings with possible
    * BP: BP Plc is working to stop a malfunction at the wastewater
treatment plant of its Whiting, Indiana refinery, which allowed
greater-than-permitted amounts of industrial waste to go into Lake Michigan
since last Friday, a company spokesman said on Wednesday. 
    * CAR REGISTRATION: British new car registrations fell marginally in July,
the first time sales have fallen two months in a row for four and a half years,
preliminary industry data covering the first full month since the Brexit vote
showed on Thursday. 
    * EX-DIVS: BP, Relx, SABMiller and Unilever 
will trade without entitlement to their latest dividend pay-out on Thursday,
trimming 9.6 points off the FTSE 100, according to Reuters calculations
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Esha Vaish in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)
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