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LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening 4 to 7 points higher, or up as much as 0.1 percent, on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The blue-chip index finished 0.4 percent higher at 6,707.88 points in the previous session, after falling to 6,625.16, its lowest since late January, earlier in the session.
* Futures for the index were flat by 0643 GMT.
* STANDARD LIFE - The British insurer said it planned to appoint Keith Skeoch as its chief executive, to replace David Nish, who is to step down on Aug. 5.
* LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE - The company is researching the possibility of creating a stock trading link with the Shanghai Stock Exchange similar to the one between Hong Kong and Shanghai, Chinese state media reported on Friday.
* AER LINGUS GROUP , IAG - Aer Lingus said it has started posting official IAG offer document, which will initially remain open for acceptance until July 16.
* N Brown Group - British plus-size fashion retailer N Brown Group expects full year results to be more weighted towards the second half with first-half profit lower than last year‘s.
* PETROFAC - The company secured $400 million of repeat UKCS business.
* Euro zone leaders will hold an emergency summit on Monday to try to avert a Greek default after bank withdrawals accelerated and government revenue slumped as Athens and its international creditors remain deadlocked over a debt deal.
* Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday there will be a solution to the Greek debt crisis that will allow the country to return to growth while staying in the euro zone.
* Oil prices were little changed in thin trade, with a forecast of higher output by U.S. shale oil producers this year adding to worries over demand and preventing the market from extending the previous session’s gains.
* London copper eased and was on track for a fifth weekly fall, with a seasonal ebb in Chinese demand expected to keep eroding prices.
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