November 25, 2016 / 6:31 AM / 2 years ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 25

Nov 25 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening flat to
9 points lower, or down as much as 0.1 percent, on Friday, according to
financial bookmakers.
    * The UK blue chip index closed broadly flat on Thursday, with some firms
including National Grid falling after trading without the attraction of
their latest dividend payouts. 
    * RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto  Chief Executive Jean-Sébastien
Jacques said on Friday the election of Donald Trump as President of the United
States could help boost commodities demand and cut red tape, boosting the mining
    * BHP BILLITON: BHP Billiton  and Vale Sa have
each approved $181 million to fund remediation and compensation programs at the
Samarco iron ore joint venture in Brazil following a deadly mine disaster in
November 2015. 
    * UK WAGE GROWTH: Britain's wage growth prospects look "dreadful", a leading
think tank said on Thursday, after official economic forecasts showed workers
were unlikely to recoup losses suffered after the financial crisis within the
next five years. 
    * OIL: Oil prices were little changed on Thursday ahead of next week's
meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to
discuss implementation of its proposed cap on production. 
    * 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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