May 10, 2017 / 5:45 AM / a year ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 10

    May 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 2 points
lower on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. 
    * BHP BILLITON: BHP Billiton, said it had started a sales
process to potentially divest its Cerro Colorado copper mine in
    * STANDARD LIFE/ABERDEEN: Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management
 expect to cut 800 jobs, nearly 10 percent of the firms' total workforce,
within three years of their looming merger, Standard Life said after announcing
on Tuesday that the combined group will be named Standard Life
    * OIL: Oil futures rose in Asian trading on Wednesday after Reuters reported
that Saudi Arabia would cut supplies to the region as OPEC battles against
rising U.S. production that is threatening to derail its attempts to end a
sustained global glut in crude.
    * GOLD: Gold edged up on Wednesday from an eight-week low hit the session
before, with the dollar slipping after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly
dismissed FBI Director James Comey.
    * The UK blue chip index closed up 0.6 percent on Tuesday, after British
Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to cap energy prices if she was re-elected in
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Harish Bhaskar)
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