May 28, 2015 / 5:52 AM / 2 years ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday May 28

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening
up 2 to 5 points on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the
factors affecting European stocks, please click on 
    * The FTSE 100 closed 1.2 percent higher at 7,033.33 points on Wednesday,
recouping its fall in the previous session, boosted by gains for CRH and
    * British consumer confidence surged this month to its highest level in a
year as more households expected their finances to improve in the coming 12
months, a survey showed on Thursday. 
    * GREECE - Greece must make greater efforts if it wants to reach an
agreement with its creditors, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem told Reuters on
    *  MINERS - Major iron ore miners are unlikely to create a cartel and agree
on output cuts to shore up prices, with weakening demand expected to intensify
competition, Goldman Sachs said. 
    * AUTOMOBILES - British car production fell slightly in April compared with
the same month last year, as stronger demand at home failed to outweigh a fall
in exports, an industry body said on Thursday. 
    * GLENCORE - Investment firm First Reserve is selling the remaining
part of its stake in mining company Glencore, and has priced shares in the
accelerated bookbuild at 286.75 pence a share, a bookrunner on the deal said on

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