May 31, 2017 / 5:43 AM / a year ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 31

    May 31 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 8
points at 7535 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. 
    * INDIVIOR: British drugmaker Indivior Plc said on Tuesday it
applied for a new drug application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to
market its drug to treat opioid use disorder (OUD).
    * ANTOFAGASTA: Chilean mining company Antofagasta Minerals has sold
its minority stake in a solar park in northern Chile, and will launch a power
auction for one of its copper mines, the company said on Tuesday.
    * TESCO: Tesco Chief Executive Dave Lewis has been called as a
prosecution witness in the trial of three former senior executives accused of
fraud and false accounting at Britain's biggest retailer, a court heard on
    * EU MARKETS REGULATOR: The European Union's securities watchdog wants new
powers over clearing houses, credit rating agencies and some financial
benchmarks that operate in the EU but are based outside the bloc, as Brexit
ushers in fundamental changes to markets.
    * BRITAIN ECONOMY: British consumer confidence edged up to a four-month high
in May but households stayed downbeat about the economic outlook, with inflation
since last year's Brexit vote feeding into prices in stores, two surveys showed.

    * The UK blue chip index was down 0.3 percent at close on Tuesday as
sterling recouped some of last week's losses less than two weeks before a
general election that will shape talks for the country's exit from the European
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 (Reporting by Rahul B in Bengaluru)
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