26 de febrero de 2015 / 6:58 / en 3 años

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday, Feb 26

LONDON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening
down 12 to 14 points, or 0.2 percent lower on Thursday, according to financial
bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
    * The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed down 14.25 points, or 0.2 percent at
6,935.38 points after setting a new record high of 6,958.89 points on Tuesday.
    * HSBC - The UK tax authority said prosecuting and regulatory
agencies would meet next week to discuss leaks of account information from
clients who used a Swiss subsidiary of HSBC bank to evade tax. 
    * RBS - Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC is set to confirm the
appointment of Howard Davies as its new chairman on Thursday, a source familiar
with the matter told Reuters. 
    * ASTRAZENECA - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday
approved the use of Actavis Plc's antibiotic, Avycaz, which is being
co-developed with AstraZeneca, to battle drug-resistant bacteria known as
    * DEFENCE FIRMS - Companies which do not face an open competition for
British defence contracts will be subject to greater scrutiny over costs under
new plans to boost efficiency, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon will say on
    * ROYAL DUTCH SHELL - The largest U.S. refinery strike since 1980
continued through its 25th day on Wednesday with no movement toward renewed
talks to end a walkout by 6,550 union workers at 15 plants, including 12
refineries accounting for one-fifth of domestic capacity. 
    * SKY - Sky Sports has agreed to a four-year deal to broadcast live
Major League Soccer, the British broadcaster and North American league said on
    * British consumers have turned more upbeat as faster pay growth and very
low inflation make them more confident about their finances, a poll showed on
Thursday, little more than two months before a national election.
    * EX-DIVIDENDS - Diageo and easyJet trade without
entitlement to their latest dividend payout on Thursday, trimming 2.57 points
off the FTSE 100 index. 

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 (Reporting by Alistair Smout)

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