September 20, 2016 / 5:41 AM / 2 years ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept. 20

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 1 to 7
points lower, or down as much as 0.1 percent on Tuesday, according to financial
    * The UK blue chip index closed at 6,813.55 on Monday, up 103.27 points or
1.5 percent, thanks to a rise in commodity-related stocks. 
    * UNILEVER: Unilever said on Monday it would buy Seventh
Generation, a U.S.-based maker of "green" home and personal care goods, its
latest deal aimed at boosting the faster-growing part of its business.
    * UK BANKS: Banks in Britain would suffer only a "modest" direct hit if they
lost "passporting" rights to the European Union's single market, Moody's
Investors Service said on Monday. 
    * UK BANKS: Banks based in Britain will lose access to EU markets after
Brexit unless the country remains in the broader European trading group that
includes nations such as Norway, the head of Germany's Bundesbank warned on
    * BREXIT: Britain will get "the right deal in terms of trade" with the
European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May told a group of U.S. business and
finance leaders on Monday, including business chiefs from Goldman Sachs,
IBM and, in a bid to reassure investors after her
country's shock vote to leave the European Union.  
    * METALS: London copper and nickel dipped on Tuesday as the dollar edged
higher, but encouraging economic signals from China offered some support to
    * OIL: Oil prices fell on Tuesday after Venezuela said that global supplies
needed to fall by 10 percent in order to bring production down to consumption
levels, and technical indicators also pointed to cheaper crude futures.

    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)
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