LONDON, April 30 (Reuters) - Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening 1 to 19 points lower, or down 0.3 percent, on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The UK blue-chip index ended up 69.75 points, or 1 percent, at 6,769.91 points on Tuesday, its highest close since March 6.
* BARCLAYS : The bank will next week announce the creation of a bad bank portfolio of assets it deems non-core that it intends to sell or run down as part of a streamlining of its investment bank, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
* ROLLS-ROYCE : The company said on Tuesday it was in talks with Germany’s Siemens AG to sell a unit that makes equipment for the oil and gas industry and power-generation gear for utilities.
* KAZAKHMYS : Hong Kong-listed shares in the miner were suspended at the request of the company pending its interim management statement later on Wednesday.
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