Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down by 5 to 12 points, or as
much as 0.2 percent lower as uncertainty over Cyprus' bailout plan weighs on
sentiment, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting
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* The UK blue chip index closed down 0.5 percent, or 31.73 points lower, at
6,457.92 points on Monday.
* On the macroeconomic front, UK CPI and RPI inflation figures are due to be
published at 0930 GMT, while Germany's ZEW economic sentiment indicator is
released at 1000 GMT.
* London copper steadied on Tuesday above four-month lows hit in the
previous session but investors stayed on the sidelies, wary about a
controversial bailout plan for Cyprus, while consumers watched for more
opportune levels to buy.
* 3i : British private equity group 3i has received several bids from
fellow buyout firms for UK software provider Civica, a source familiar with the
matter said on Monday.
* British Prime Minister David Cameron will unveil a new tax break on
Tuesday to help working parents with their childcare costs from 2015, the
government said, seeking to placate families squeezed by austerity, a stagnant
economy and weak wage growth.
* UK CORPORATE DIARY:
SAINSBURY The British supermarket retailer has a Q4 update.
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