March 6 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 12
points at 7,362 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers.
* STANDARD LIFE-ABERDEEN ASSET: Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset
Management, two of Scotland's most well-known financial firms, are in
talks over an 11 billion pound ($13.5 billion) tie-up to create Britain's
largest investment manager.
* SHAWBROOK: British bank Shawbrook Group Plc said on Friday it has
received a joint offer from two private equity firms to buy the lender less than
two years since it went public, in a deal worth 825 million pounds ($1 billion).
* DEUTSCHE BOERSE-LSE: Deutsche Boerse Chairman Joachim Faber has
put the blame for a failed tie-up with the London Stock Exchange on
Britain and its vote to leave the European Union.
* SAINSBURY: Sainsbury's, Britain's second largest supermarket
group, is to cut up to 400 jobs in a restructuring of its store operations, it
said on Friday.
* RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto and its partners are cutting output
and jobs at the Boyne aluminum smelter in Australia, adding to cuts announced in
January, it said on Friday, blaming a jump in power prices.
* ITV: The European Court of Justice ruled TVCatchup.com cannot offer ITV's
channels for free streaming online without the UK broadcaster's
permission, the Telegraph reported on Sunday. bit.ly/2mcjHa3
* OIL: Oil prices slipped in Asian trade on Monday, wiping out some of the
gains of the previous session amid ongoing concern over Russia's compliance with
a global deal to cut oil output.
* The UK blue chip index closed 0.1 percent lower at 7,374.26 points on
Friday, weighed down by a raft of disappointing earnings updates as well as
weakness in the mining sector.
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(Reporting by Abhijith Ganapavaram in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)