September 7, 2017 / 5:36 AM / a year ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 7

    Sept 7 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 10
points higher at 7354.13 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * RBS: Britain's financial regulator should release a leaked report about
Royal Bank of Scotland that alleged many companies suffered from
"inappropriate action" by its Global Restructuring Group unit, a senior British
lawmaker said.
    * ASTRAZENECA: A new kind of injectable biotech treatment for severe asthma
from AstraZeneca and Amgen promises to help a much broader
range of patients than existing medicines like GlaxoSmithKline's Nucala.

    * THOMAS COOK GROUP: Pilots for Thomas Cook Airlines are set to
strike later this week in a dispute over pay after London's High Court on
Wednesday refused to block the industrial action.
    * RETAIL: Britain's Office for National Statistics will delay the
publication of retail sales data for August, originally scheduled for Sept. 14,
because of technical issues, it said on Wednesday.
    * LONDON HOUSING: The mayor of London plans to spend 250 million pounds
($326 million) buying land to tackle the city's affordable housing crisis, which
he described on Wednesday as the single biggest barrier to prosperity for
    * BREXIT: The British government has asked FTSE 100 companies to sign a
public letter endorsing its Brexit strategy, four sources familiar with the
matter said on Wednesday, risking further strains with firms who are reluctant
to agree.
    * BREXIT: The European Union will soon ask Britain to take responsibility
for solving the Irish border problems, according to documents leaked to the
    * EX-DIVS: Admiral Group, Antofagasta, BHP Billiton
, CRH, Convatec , Glencore, Land Securities
, RSA Insurance, Shire and Standard Life Aberdeen
 will trade without entitlement to their latest dividend pay-out on
Thursday, trimming 6.51 points off the FTSE 100 according to Reuters
    * The UK blue chip index closed down 0.25 percent at 7,354.13 points on
Wednesday, weighed down by losses among banks and housebuilders although they
ended off lows hit on simmering geopolitical tensions in the Korean peninsula.
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Esha Vaish in Bengaluru)
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