September 11, 2017 / 5:53 AM / 10 months ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 11

    Sept 11 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 28
points at 7,405 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. 
    * AstraZeneca: Two AstraZeneca drugs tackling lung cancer in
different ways delivered encouraging results on Saturday, helping the British
group offset July's big clinical trial setback in the disease.
    * SHELL: Shell's Nigerian business has signed a $300 mln deal with
Shoreline Energy to develop gas pipeline infrastructure in the country,
Financial Times reported on Sunday.
    * CARILLION: British construction services company Carillion Plc
faces a fresh blow as its finance chief, Zafar Khan, steps down on Monday, just
after nine months in the role, Sky News reported on Sunday.
    * PETRA DIAMONDS: Tanzania said on Saturday it planned to nationalise
diamonds whose value it put at $29.5 million belonging to a mine majority owned
by London-listed Petra Diamonds after it accused the miner of
under-declaring its mineral exports.
    * BRITAIN ECONOMY: British consumers stepped up their domestic spending last
month for the first time since April, as more of them holidayed at home due to
the Brexit hit to the pound, payment card company Visa said on
    * BRITAIN BANKS: Britain and the European Union should accept each other's
rules governing financial services in a "flexible" trade deal that offers
unfettered market access to big banks but protects small investors, according to
proposals made in a draft industry document seen by Reuters on
    * BRITAIN BROADBAND: Britain said 645 million pounds ($850 million) would be
available to provide superfast broadband to more remote locations after a
higher-than-expected take up of services delivered a windfall in
    * OIL: Oil prices edged up on Monday after the Saudi oil minister discussed
possibly extending a pact to cut global oil supplies beyond March 2018 with his
Venezuelan and Kazakh counterparts.
    * The UK blue chip FTSE 100 index ended down 0.3 percent at 7,377.60
point on Friday, as a fall in mining stocks put pressure on the index, while
British consumer-facing stocks came into sharp focus after pub operator Greene
King's shares plunged following a bleak trading update.
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Siju Varghese)
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