April 12 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 6
points higher on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.
* BHP: Anglo-Australian miner BHP Billiton, on Wednesday
dismissed a wide-ranging proposal by shareholder Elliott Advisors to overhaul
its corporate strategy and sell off oil interests, saying the costs would far
outweigh the benefits.
* BARCLAYS: Investors have warned that it is “entirely possible” that
British regulators would force Barclays' chief executive out of the job, the
Telegraph reported on Tuesday. (bit.ly/2oV6IMG).
* RBS: Former Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Fred Goodwin is
scheduled to appear in court at the start of June over claims the lender misled
investors over its 2008 share sale, a draft timetable released on Tuesday
* EU-BANKS REGULATIONS: The European Union's markets watchdog will issue
guidance and possible curbs for national regulators in coming weeks to stop a
"race to the bottom" to attract UK-based financial firms after Brexit, it said
* The UK blue chip index ended up 0.2 percent on Tuesday, after hitting
earlier in the session a three-week high, outpacing European markets, while mid
and small-caps hit fresh record highs with strong gains from JD Sports and
Balfour Beatty driving the index.
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(Reporting by Harish Bhaskar; Editing by Sunil Nair)