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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 16

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 20 points at 7,518 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * RANK GROUP: British bingo and casino operator Rank Group's full-year pre-tax profit fell more than 40 percent, its Hong Kong-listed owner Guoco Group Ltd said in a statement on Thursday. * SPORTS DIRECT: Philip Day, owner of the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, is in discussions with landlords to take over several House of Fraser stores in a move that

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 15

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 17 points higher at 7,629 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. * RBS: Royal Bank of Scotland will pay $4.9 billion to settle U.S. claims that it misled investors on residential mortgage-backed securities between 2005 and 2008, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday, adding this was the largest penalty imposed on a bank for misconduct during the financial crisis. * SPORTS DIRECT: Workers at a key wareho

European shares rebound as Turkey stress eases

European shares bounced back on Tuesday after two days of heavy selling as investors' anxieties over contagion from a Turkish currency crisis faded slightly, thanks to reassurances from the central bank and government.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 14

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 20 points at 7,662 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. * SPORTS DIRECT: Mike Ashley's Sports Direct International Plc is promising to pay suppliers to House of Fraser only for goods sold since Friday, when the sportswear retailer took over the department stores, The Times reported on Monday. (http://bit.ly/2B5Cu0w) * ESURE: Britain's esure is in advanced talks over a possible 1.17 billion pound ($1.49 bi