July 13, 2018 / 5:23 AM / 10 months ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 13

    July 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen to open 41
points higher at 7,693 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. 
    * BHP: The union for Chile's Escondida copper mine said Thursday a contract
offer presented by the company was unacceptable and threatened to strike unless
changes were made.
    * BP PLC: Production at BP Plc's 413,500 barrel-per-day capacity
Whiting, Indiana refinery was normal on Thursday after a report of flaring at
the plant, said sources familiar with operations.
    * USA-TRUMP/BRITAIN-JOHNSON: U.S. President Donald Trump warned that British
Prime Minister Theresa May's proposals for leaving the European Union will have
a negative effect on trade with the United States, according to an interview
published on Thursday.
    * COPPER: London copper edged lower on Friday and was set for a fifth
consecutive week of decline on concerns of weaker demand amid U.S.-China trade
    * OIL: Oil prices edged lower on Friday and were set for a second weekly
fall, as the market shrugged off a warning that spare capacity may be stretched
as OPEC and Russia increase production.
    * The UK blue chip index ended the session up 0.8 percent at 7,651.33 points
on Thursday, as investor worries eased and another bid for pay-TV firm Sky
boosted its stock.
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Harish Bhaskar)
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