August 15, 2016 / 5:51 AM / 2 years ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 15

Aug 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening slightly
up on Monday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * The UK blue chip index closed flat in percentage terms at 6,916.02 points
as the top share index steadied on Friday after reaching a 14-month high, though
mining stocks fell following a weak set of data from China. 
    * GLENCORE: Swiss-based mining and trading firm Glencore said it
would begin arbitration proceedings against Bolivia over the nationalization of
some of its assets by the Evo Morales government. 
    * SAGE GROUP: Sage Group, a provider of accounting, payroll and
payments software for businesses, said cyber attackers had used an internal
login to access the data of some of its British customers. 
    * ITV: Private-equity firm KKR & Co may bid for television
distributor Entertainment One Ltd after the owner of the preschool
cartoon character "Peppa Pig" rejected an offer from UK broadcaster ITV Plc
, Bloomberg reported on Sunday. 
    * OIL: Oil prices edged up early on Monday and have risen more than 10
percent since the start of the month as speculation intensifies about potential
producer action to support prices in an oversupplied market. 
    * COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange traded
flat at $4,759 a tonne by 0048 GMT, after 1.8 percent losses from the previous
session when it hit its weakest since July 12 at $4,750.50 a tonne. 
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Sanjeeban Sarkar in Bengaluru)
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