LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening down by 24 to 25 points, or 0.4 percent lower on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The UK blue chip index closed up by 0.3 percent, or 18.63 points, at 6,837.92 points on Friday.
* SCOTLAND: Scotland will get more autonomy with no “ifs or buts”, Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said on Sunday, after Scottish leader Alex Salmond accused him and other politicians of tricking Scots out of independence.
* UK LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE: Britain’s opposition Labour party will try to convince voters it can be trusted with the economy by promising on Monday it would cut ministerial salaries and curb public spending if it wins a national election next year.
* PHONES 4U: EE, Britain biggest mobile operator, is in talks to take over stores from Phones 4U, which fell into administration on Monday, a spokesman said, confirming a Sunday Times report.
* ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND /COUTTS: Swiss private bank Julius Baer is interested in acquiring Coutts International, a unit of Royal Bank of Scotland, but will not get into a bidding war for the venerable British bank’s overseas arm, a Swiss paper reported on Sunday.
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