UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 27
March 27 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 17 points at 7,294 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.7 percent ahead of the cash market open.
FRANKFURT Feb 8 Berthold Huber, who served on Volkswagen's supervisory board executive committee until November 2015, said he was not informed by then-Chairman Ferdinand Piech about VW's diesel emissions cheating in the United States.
"I can swear in any court in the world that Piech did not talk to me about the matter, neither in person nor in a group of people. I reserve the right to take legal action against Ferdinand Piech," Huber, a former head of the powerful IG Metall trade union, said on Wednesday.
Bild am Sonntag said Piech had raised the issue with then-Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn and members of the supervisory board executive committee in March 2015, six months before the scandal became public, after getting a tip-off from an Israeli security firm.
Volkswagen rejected the claims. (Reporting by Ilona Wissenbach; Writing by Christoph Steitz; Editing by Georgina Prodhan)
TOKYO, March 27 Japan's Nikkei share average skidded 1.4 percent on Monday, wallowing at a six-week low and deepening last week's 1.3 percent loss, on pressure from a resurgent yen.