February 10, 2017 / 6:25 AM / 8 months ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 10

Feb 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 23
points at 7,252 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.
    
    * The UK blue chip index was up 0.6 percent at 7,229.50 points at the market
close, underperforming the pan-European STOXX 600 index on Thursday, 
as insurance and banking stocks picked up pace, while miners
weighed. 
    * LLOYDS: Lloyds Banking Group is the latest bank to join a new
British cyber security group for banks called the Cyber Defence Alliance (CDA),
sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. 
    * BHP: Workers at BHP Billiton's, Escondida copper mine in
Chile, the world's largest, walked off the job on Thursday in a strike that
threatens to disrupt the international supply of the widely used metal.
 
    * RBS: Royal Bank of Scotland has rejected calls to beef up a 400
million pound ($502 million) scheme to reimburse customers who say they were
mistreated by the bank's business restructuring division. 
    * BAE:  A group of companies including subsidiaries of BAE Systems,
Northrop Grumman Corp, Science Applications International Corp,
Teledyne Technologies Inc and KBR Inc will share in a $3.04
billion missile defense contract, the Pentagon said on Thursday. 
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:   
 Greene King Plc                     Q3 2017
 Electrocomponents Plc               Q3 2017
  
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 (Reporting by Rahul B in Bengaluru; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)

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