June 15, 2016 / 5:26 AM / in 2 years

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 15

June 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 17
points, or 0.3 percent, on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For
more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on 
    * The UK blue chip index closed down 2 percent at 5,923.53 points on
Tuesday, after polls showed the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union
had widened its lead before next week's vote. 
    * BREXIT: British finance minister George Osborne, battling to keep the
country in the EU, warned voters that he will take new austerity measures if
they decide to leave the bloc in next week's referendum. 
    * RESTAURANT GROUP: Barry Nightingale, ex-finance head at airline Monarch
, is to be named on Wednesday as finance director of Restaurant Group
Plc, the owner of Mexican food chains Chiquito that is trying to work
its way back after multiple profit warnings, Sky News reported, without naming
sources. (bit.ly/21l9YcV)
    * RETAIL: Retail tycoon Philip Green faces tough questions on Wednesday from
British lawmakers when they hope to get to the bottom of why he sold department
store chain BHS to Dominic Chappell, a serial bankrupt with no retail
    * PROPERTY: Half of Chinese investors are holding back from buying property
in Britain until after the country's referendum on EU membership, a survey
showed on Wednesday, though a quarter say they are more eager to complete
purchases before the vote. 

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 (Reporting by Esha Vaish in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)
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