September 5, 2017 / 5:28 AM / a year ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 5

    Sept 5 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 6 points
higher at 7411.47 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * TALKTALK: TalkTalk is exploring an exit from its mobile
operations, Financial Times reported on Tuesday.
    * AVEVA: British engineering software company Aveva is poised to
announce a tie-up with France's Schneider Electric to create a
business worth more than 3 billion pounds ($3.9 billion), a source close to the
matter told Reuters.
    * BANK COMPLAINTS: Complaints about banks and insurers in Britain rose in
the first half of 2017 with the figures still dominated by loan insurance as a
compensation deadline for mis-selling is publicised, the Financial Ombudsman
Service said on Tuesday.
    * SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell Plc is preparing a reformer and the
large crude distillation unit (CDU) for restart at its 325,700 barrel per day
(bpd) joint-venture refinery in Deer Park, Texas, sources familiar with plant
operations said on Monday.
    * Royal Dutch Shell said on Sunday that well operations have
restarted after a full rig inspection at the Perdido oil platform in the U.S.
Gulf Mexico, which was shut due to Tropical Storm Harvey.
    * The UK blue chip index closed down 0.3 percent at 7,414.74 points on
Monday to snap a three-day winning streak as rising geopolitical tensions took
their toll, hitting risky assets such as banks, but fears that it would trigger
a broader sell-off proved to be unfounded.
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Rahul B in Bengaluru)
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