August 22, 2018 / 5:51 AM / a year ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 22

    Aug 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen
opening 16 points lower on Wednesday, according to financial
    * CAPITA: Outsourcing company Capita has poached the
finance chief of bus and train company Go-Ahead Group to
become its new CFO, Sky News reported on Tuesday.
    * SUPERDRUG: British pharmacy Superdrug said late on Tuesday
there had been a "possible disclosure" of personal information
of some of their customers, which could include
names, addresses, dates of birth and telephone numbers.

    * SAINSBURY: Martin Walker, UK equities fund manager at
Invesco Perpetual, the third largest shareholder in J Sainsbury
Plc SBRY.L, has backed its proposed 12 billion pounds ($15.30
billion) merger with Asda, The Times reported on Wednesday.

    * The UK blue-chip index closed 0.3 percent lower on
Tuesday, as investors as a weak U.S. dollar weighed on
multinational stocks and results from BHP Billiton disappointed.

    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please
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