September 5, 2017 / 6:51 AM / a year ago

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 5

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Sept 5 (Reuters) - Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening 6 points higher at 7411.47 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.07 percent ahead of the cash market open.

* REDROW: British housebuilder Redrow said it expected revenue and profit expectations to continue to rise into 2020, after posting better-than-expected 2016-17 pre-tax profits of 315 million pounds ($416 million).

* HALFORDS: British bicycles and car part retailer Halfords maintained its full year profit guidance on Tuesday as it reported retail like-for-like sales growth of 3.5 percent in the 20 weeks to August 18.

* TALKTALK: TalkTalk is exploring an exit from its mobile operations, Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

* AVEVA: British engineering software company Aveva Group AVV.L said on Tuesday it had agreed to combine with Schneider Electric’s SCHN.PA software business, creating a London-listed software firm worth more than 3 billion pounds.

* 888: British online gaming company 888 Holdings posted a 9 percent rise in first-half revenue on the strength of its casino and sports betting business.

* BANK COMPLAINTS: Complaints about banks and insurers in Britain rose in the first half of 2017 with the figures still dominated by loan insurance as a compensation deadline for mis-selling is publicised, the Financial Ombudsman Service said on Tuesday.

* SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell Plc is preparing a reformer and the large crude distillation unit (CDU) for restart at its 325,700 barrel per day (bpd) joint-venture refinery in Deer Park, Texas, sources familiar with plant operations said on Monday.

* Royal Dutch Shell said on Sunday that well operations have restarted after a full rig inspection at the Perdido oil platform in the U.S. Gulf Mexico, which was shut due to Tropical Storm Harvey.

* The UK blue chip index closed down 0.3 percent at 7,414.74 points on Monday to snap a three-day winning streak as rising geopolitical tensions took their toll, hitting risky assets such as banks, but fears that it would trigger a broader sell-off proved to be unfounded.

* For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets


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