June 1, 2017 / 5:55 AM / a year ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 1

    June 1 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 21
points at 7541, on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * POLL: Prime Minister Theresa May could lose control of parliament in
Britain's June 8 election, according to a projection by polling company YouGov,
raising the prospect of political turmoil just as formal Brexit talks begin.

    * BARCLAYS: Barclays will sell shares worth 1.5 billion pounds
($1.94 billion) in Barclays Africa Group, the bank said on Wednesday,
marking another stage in its exit from the continent to focus more on the United
States and Britain.
    * BHP: BHP's board is expected to select a new chairman at
its June meeting to replace long-serving former Ford Motor Co boss Jac
Nasser, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
    * RECKITT BENCKISER: The sale of Reckitt Benckiser Group's North
American food business, which could fetch more than $3 billion, has kicked off
with information packages going out to industry players, according to sources
familiar with the matter.
    * BHP: BHP Billiton, said on Thursday it has lifted a
declaration of force majeure at its Escondida copper mine in Chile, more than a
month after a costly strike came to an end.
    * LONMIN: South Africa-focused platinum producer Lonmin is pulling
every lever to try to restore confidence in its ailing business, including
reopening a major shaft and expanding its biggest operation, its chief executive
    * FCA: Britain's markets watchdog - The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) -
said it had asked about 20 asset managers and investment firms to spell out how
Brexit would affect their ability to continue serving European Union customers.

    * The UK blue chip index ended its strongest month of the year little
changed on Wednesday at 7519.95 on a choppy day for sterling, as polls painted a
cloudy picture of next week's general election. 
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Arathy S Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)
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