UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec. 24

Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:28am GMT

LONDON Dec 24 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen edging up by around 2 points, or 0.03 percent higher, according to financial bookmakers. Bookmakers expect equity markets to hold on to recent strong gains, although rises will be limited by lingering worries about an impasse in U.S. budget talks.