UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec. 24

Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:41am EST

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LONDON Dec 24 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening lower on Tuesday, with futures down 0.1 percent by 0733 GMT before the cash market open, snapping a four-day rally in the run up to the Christmas break.

* London's stock market will close at 1230 GMT on Tuesday, and remain shut for the following two days for the Christmas holiday.

* The UK blue chip index closed up 72.03 points, or 1.1 percent, at 6,678.61 points, on Monday.

* TULLOW OIL : The explorer said a well it drilled off the coast of Norway failed to find oil or gas.

* BRITISH LAND : British Land and GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, have signed a deal for London's Broadgate office complex.

* BANKS: U.S. and European regulators fined banks record amounts this year, imposing penalties and settlements of more than $43 billion as authorities work more closely across borders to clean up the financial sector.

TODAY'S UK PAPERS

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