UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday Sept. 3
LONDON, Sept 3
LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 4 to 8 points, or as much as 0.1 percent higher on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The UK blue chip index closed 93.26 points higher, or up 1.5 percent, at 6,506.19 points. It posted its highest close since August 14 after a delay in potential U.S. military action against Syria alongside robust economic data from China and the UK helped drive a broad-based equity market rally.
* VODAFONE - Verizon Communications agreed on Monday to pay $130 billion to buy Vodafone Group out of its U.S. wireless business, signing history's third largest corporate deal announcement to bring an end to an often tense 14-year marriage.
* China's services sector grew steadily in August as domestic demand picked up, official data showed on Tuesday, adding to signs that government measures have started to steer the world's second-largest economy out of its longest slowdown.
* UK CORPORATE DIARY:
DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS PLC PRELIM
GOALS SOCCER CENTRES PLC H1
HYDRO INTERNATIONAL PLC H1
JOHNSON SERVICE GROUP PLC H1
MCBRIDE PLC PRELIM
TOTAL PRODUCE PLC H1
DS SMITH PLC Q1 TRADE
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