August 24, 2018 / 5:27 AM / a month ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 24

    Aug 24 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 9
points at 7,554 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. 
    
    * JAGUAR LAND ROVER: Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has
given the go-ahead to production of an electric version of its E-type sports car
with first deliveries planned for the summer of 2020, the company said on
Thursday.
    * SHIRE: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a first
of its kind drug from Shire Plc to treat patients aged 12 and older
suffering from a rare hereditary disease that causes swelling.
    * BRITISH AIRWAYS: British Airways and Air France said on
Thursday they would halt flights to Iran from September for business reasons,
months after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he would re-impose sanctions
on Tehran.
    * BRITAIN-EU: Britain on Thursday told companies trading with the European
Union they would face a tangle of red tape, possible border delays and more
costly credit card payments if the government fails to negotiate an exit deal
before Britain leaves the bloc.
    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.15 percent lower at 7,563.22 points on
Thursday, as trade tensions between China and the United States kept investors
on their toes and a change of sentiment after the open on Wall Street weighed on
shares.
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
    
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 (Reporting by Justin George Varghese)
  
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