January 26, 2018 / 5:24 AM / 4 months ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 26

    Jan 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100         index is seen opening 23
points higher at 7,638.4 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.
    
    * GVC: GVC Holdings         has made a provision of about 200 million euros
($250 million) in its 2017 accounts after its Greek unit was slapped with a tax
bill from a local authority.
    * BT: BT        still has work to do to restore shareholders' confidence
after a difficult year that saw its shares plunge in the wake of an Italian
accounting scandal, according to one of Britain's leading investor
groups.            
    * CARILLION: The completion of new buildings at six schools in Ireland will
be delayed by several weeks due to the collapse of British construction
outsourcing company Carillion         , the government said.             
    * The UK blue chip index closed down 0.4 percent at 7,612.61 points on
Thursday, with the pound on track for its best month against the dollar in
almost nine years and at its highest since the June 2016 Brexit
referendum.            
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
        
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 (Reporting by Rahul B in Bengaluru)
  
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