August 23, 2017 / 5:35 AM / in 3 months

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 23

    Aug 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 7
points on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    
    * BHP: Global miner BHP Billiton on Wednesday unveiled a board
shakeup that will see controversial director Grant King step down six months
after joining the company amid concerns among investors over oil
investments.
    * VODAFONE: Vodafone is in talks with BT's network subsidiary
Openreach about a joint investment in ultrafast UK broadband, The Telegraph
reported on Tuesday.(bit.ly/2g3KZyL)
    * GVC HOLDINGS: British online gambling company GVC Holdings
recently held talks about a takeover of bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral but
discussions ended without a deal, two sources familiar with the matter
said.    
    * OIL: Oil prices fell on Wednesday, weighed down by concerns of oversupply
as Libyan output improves and as U.S. gasoline inventories rose despite the peak
summer driving season.
    * The UK blue chip FTSE 100 index closed 0.9 percent up at 7,381.74
points on Tuesday, underpinned by mining shares and gains in almost all
stocks. 
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:
 NMC Health PLC                    Q2 2017 Earnings Release
 Anglo Pacific Group               Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
 Hansteen Holdings                 Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
 WPP PLC                           Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
 Vedanta Resources                 Q1 Earnings Release
        
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 (Reporting by Siju Varghese)
  

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