March 5, 2019 / 6:21 AM / 4 months ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 5

    March 5 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 is seen opening  points lower
at 7,128 Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * INTERSERVE: British support services group Interserve Plc said on
Monday it was considering an "updated" proposal from its largest shareholder
Coltrane Asset Management.
    * SPORTS DIRECT: British retail tycoon Mike Ashley's Sports Direct
International Plc said on Monday it will offer to buy Findel Plc in a
deal that values the online retail and education business at 139.2 million
pounds ($184.15 million).
    * SYNTHOMER: Synthomer Plc shares fell more than 10 percent on
Monday, after the polymer maker and supplier said volumes were being hurt by
declining raw material prices and demand.
    * BARCLAYS: Top Barclays executives worried that investors in the
bank's 2008 emergency fundraising would go "nuts" if Qatar was given a better
deal unfairly, a London court heard on Monday.
    * GOLD: Gold steadied on Tuesday, but was hovering near a five-week low
touched in the previous session, as rising U.S. Treasury yields boosted the
    * OIL: Oil prices dipped on Tuesday amid tepid prospects for growth in fuel
demand, but OPEC-led efforts to cut output offered some support.
    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.39  percent up at 7134.39 on Monday as
financial firms gained on reports China and the United States were nearing a
trade deal, a stronger dollar helped exporter stocks, while clothing retailer
Ted Baker advanced after CEO Ray Kelvin's resignation.
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