October 11, 2017 / 5:31 AM / a year ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 11

    Oct 11 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 11
points higher at 7,549.7 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * SHELL: Brazilian energy conglomerate Cosan SA Industria e Comércio
 agreed on Tuesday to pay its partner Royal Dutch Shell Plc
1.16 billion reais ($365 million) for a 16.8 percent stake in gas distribution
company Companhia de Gás de São Paulo, or Comgás.
    * SHELL: Shell is seeking to sell its 17 percent stake in the Mukhaizna oil
field in Oman, which could fetch up to $200 million, banking sources said.

    * TESCO: Tesco had become such a complex business by 2014 that
internal forecasts for its UK grocery business were changing overnight, a London
court heard on Tuesday.
    * SMITH & NEPHEW: Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp has built a stake in
artificial hip and knee maker Smith & Nephew Plc,, Bloomberg
reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
    * CYBER ATTACK: U.S.-based credit reporting agency Equifax Inc said
on Tuesday that the massive cyber attack it disclosed in September compromised
the sensitive personal details of nearly 700,000 consumers in the United
    * PFIZER: Pfizer said on Tuesday it was considering the sale or
spin-off of its consumer healthcare business, shaking up the industry and
potentially putting a headache pill to lip balm operation worth some $15 billion
up for grabs.
    * SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell Plc was restarting the small crude
distillation unit (CDU) at its 325,700 barrel-per-day (bpd) joint-venture Deer
Park, Texas, Refinery, said sources familiar with plant operations.
    * BREXIT: Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond believes it would be
irresponsible to spend taxpayers' money now in preparation for a "no-deal" exit
from the European Union, the Times reported.
    * COPPER: London metals edged lower on Wednesday as the dollar rose from
recent lows but prices found support from China buying on expectations of
improving economic growth.
    * The UK blue chip index closed up 0.4 percent at 7,538.27 points - its
highest in two months - on Tuesday, after domestic banks Royal Bank of Scotland
and Lloyds rose following a broker upgrade on hopes of a softer exit from the
European Union.
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Arathy S Nair in Bengaluru)
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