October 13, 2016 / 5:26 AM / in 2 years

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 13

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down
20-25 points, or 0.3-0.4 percent, on Thursday, according to financial
    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.7 percent lower at 7,024.01 points on
Wednesday, partly hurt by currency moves which weighed on some of its global
    * TESCO: Tesco, Britain's biggest grocery chain, has pulled dozens
of Unilever  brand products from its website after a
disagreement over prices in the wake of a partly Brexit-driven slump in the
British currency. 
    * SHELL: Japanese refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd is likely to delay
its planned acquisition of Showa Shell Sekiyu, due to fierce opposition
from the Idemitsu founding family, people familiar with the matter said.
    * BHP BILLITON: BHP Billiton, is preparing to return to
full production at its Olympic Dam copper mine after regaining full electric
power, the last of the big industrial sites in southern Australia to restart
after a massive blackout two weeks ago. 
    * HARGREAVES LANSDOWN: Fund supermarket Hargreaves Lansdown said on
Wednesday it had written to the British government to protest about the
potential exclusion of retail investors from the sale of its remaining stake in
Lloyds Banking Group. 
    * BRITISH AIRWAYS: The chief executive of British Airways said the airline
would oppose any move by its main airport, Heathrow, to raise its
charges if the London hub is given permission to expand. 
    * BRITAIN HOUSING: British house prices rose for a second month in September
and enquiries from buyers picked up for the first time since February,
suggesting the housing market has weathered the initial shock of the Brexit
vote, a survey showed. 
    * EX-DIVS: Centrica Plc will trade without entitlement to its latest
dividend pay-out on Thursday, trimming 0.8 points off the FTSE 100 according to
Reuters calculations 
    * BREXIT: Britain's financial services sector will be a "high priority" for
the government when it negotiates the terms of Britain's new relationship with
the European Union, the most senior official in the country's finance ministry
    * OIL PRICE: Oil prices fell on Thursday after OPEC said its production had
risen to the highest level in at least eight years and following reports of an
increase in U.S. crude stockpiles. 
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Esha Vaish in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)
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