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European shares hit new 4-week high, Novo Nordisk leads

LONDON, May 25 European shares climbed to a new four-week high on Wednesday, with Novo Nordisk leading the market higher after a U.S. advisory panel recommended approval of its new diabetes drug, while higher copper prices lifted miners.

UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 25

May 25 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 53 points, or 0.9 percent, on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.63 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 25

May 25 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 53 points, or 0.9 percent higher on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * The UK blue chip index closed up 82.83 points, or 1.4 percent higher on Tuesday at 6,219.26 points, bolstered by a rally in banking stocks and a well-received trading statement from Kingfisher. * AB INBEV/SABMILLER: The world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev , gain

UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 24

May 24 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 20 points, or 0.3 percent, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.4 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 24

May 24 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 20 points, or 0.3 percent lower, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * The UK blue chip index closed 0.3 percent lower at 6,136.43 points on Monday, with a drop in the prices of crude oil and industrial metals putting pressure on commodities-related stocks. * SHELL: Dutch pension fund PGGM, a major shareholder in Royal Dutch Shell , critic

UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 23

May 23 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 7 points, or 0.1 percent, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.1 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 23

May 23 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 7 points, or 0.1 percent higher, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 20

May 20 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 62 points, or 1 percent, on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.9 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 20

May 20 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 62 points, or 1 percent higher on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * The UK blue chip index dropped 112.45 points, or 1.8 percent, to close at 6,053.35 on Thursday after the disappearance of an EgyptAir flight and a drop in summer bookings for Thomas Cook weighed on the travel sector, while mining shares also dipped. * HSBC: HSBC Holdings Plc

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