August 22, 2017 / 5:41 AM / 3 months ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 22

    Aug 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 25
points at 7318.88 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    
    * BHP: Global mining giant BHP Billiton committed to quitting its
underperforming U.S. shale oil and gas business on Tuesday, as it posted a surge
in annual underlying profit to $6.7 billion.
    * LLOYDS: Ex-CEO of Lloyds Banking Group Plc is suing the bank in a
move that might spark public outrage, The Times reported on Monday. bit.ly/2g1MPAx
    * OIL: Oil prices rose on Tuesday, lifted by indications that supply is
gradually tightening, especially in the United States.
    * The UK blue chip FTSE 100 index closed down 0.1 percent at
7,318.88 points on Monday, suffering its third straight session of losses, in
line with a broader "risk-off" move among European bourses.
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:    
 BHP Billiton PLC                  Full Year 2017 Earnings Release
 Empresaria Group PLC              Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
 Secure Trust Bank PLC             Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
 Quantum Pharma PLC                Half Year 2018 Earnings Release
 Inspired Energy PLC               Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
 Persimmon PLC                     Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
 Antofagasta PLC                   Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
 Cairn Energy PLC                  Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
 John Wood Group PLC               Interim 2017 Earnings Release
 Cape PLC                          Interim 2017 Earnings Release
        
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 (Reporting by Siju Varghese)
  

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