March 14, 2017 / 6:35 AM / 4 months ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 14

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    March 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 4.7 points on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.          * BHP BILLITON: BHP Billiton on Monday invited striking workers at its Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world's largest, to return to the negotiating table, after they rejected a similar approach on Saturday.     * AMEC FOSTER WHEELER-JOHN WOOD: Oil services company Wood Group has agreed to buy rival Amec Foster Wheeler for 2.2 billion pounds ($2.7 billion), seeking rewards from the fast-growing U.S. shale energy sector.     * MISYS : U.S. investment firm Vista Equity Partners said on Monday it would buy Canada's DH Corp in a deal valued at C$4.8 billion ($3.6 billion), highlighting the growing interest in companies specializing in financial technology. Vista will combine DH with one of its portfolio companies, UK-based financial software firm Misys (IPO-MISY.L), which scrapped a planned London listing last year.     * IPO: Iran's top cargo shipping company has held meetings in London to discuss a possible listing on the London Stock Exchange, but has so far been thwarted by U.S. sanctions that still scare banks off Iranian business, four Iranian and two Western sources said.     * BANK OF ENGLAND: Bank of England's incoming deputy governor Charlotte Hoggs's future is in the balance with the treasury committee set to release a report about her suitability for the post, the Financial Times reported. on.ft.com/2mT64xA     * OIL: Crude oil prices hovered near three-month lows on Tuesday in Asian trading, with investors waiting for key reports and data that may shed light on a supply overhang in the global market.     * BREXIT: Prime Minister Theresa May has won the right to launch divorce proceedings with the European Union and begin two years of talks that will shape the future of Britain and Europe.     * The UK blue chip FTSE 100 index ended up 0.3 percent at 7,367.08 points on Monday, as mining stocks rallied, with deal-making helping the mid cap index to a record high.     * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets          * UK CORPORATE DIARY:      Kalibrate Technologies     KLBT.L     Half Year 2017  Crossrider PLC             CROSC.L    Full Year 2016  Close Brothers Group       CBRO.L     Half Year 2017  SIG PLC                     SHI.L     Full Year 2016  French Connection Group    FCCN.L     Full Year 2016  Gresham Technologies        GHT.L     Full Year 2016  TP ICAP PLC                TCAPI.L    Full Year 2016  Antofagasta PLC            ANTO.L     Full Year 2016  Prudential PLC              PRU.L     Full Year 2016              TODAY'S UK PAPERS     > Financial Times                          > Other business headlines              Multimedia versions of Reuters Top News are now available for:  * 3000 Xtra    : visit topnews.session.rservices.com  * For Top News : topnews.reuters.com   (Reporting by Siju Varghese; Editing by Sunil Nair)   

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