February 21, 2017 / 6:45 AM / a year ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb. 21

    Feb 21 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 2
points at 7298 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. 
    * The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed flat in percentage terms at 7,299.86
points after climbing to an intra-day high of 7,329.56, the highest level since
the middle of January.
    * BHP: Mining giant BHP Billiton rewarded shareholders with
a bigger-than-expected dividend on Tuesday, signalling its growing confidence
amid a resurgence in commodity prices.
    * HSBC: HSBC Holdings reported a 62 percent slump in annual pre-tax
profit that fell way short of analysts' estimates due to one-time charges
related to some businesses, and announced a new $1 billion share buy-back.

    * COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange traded
flat at $6,071 a tonne by 0112 GMT, holding gains after a 1.9 percent rally the
session before when it struck $6,105 a tonne, the strongest since Feb. 14.

    * GOLD: Spot gold inched down 0.2 percent to $1,235.08 per ounce at
0058 GMT, while U.S. gold futures GCcv1 also fell 0.2 percent to $1,236.2. The
dollar index edged up 0.1 percent to 101.09.
    * OIL: U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 27 cents, or 0.5
percent, at $53.67 a barrel at 0511 GMT, after rising about 0.5 percent in a
shortened session on Monday due to a U.S. national holiday.

    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Sanjeeban Sarkar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)
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