UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 14
LONDON Jan 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 36 to 40 points, or as much as 0.6 percent, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
* Futures for the FTSE 100 index are down 0.7 percent.
* A rally in banking shares helped the FTSE 100 to rise to a two-month closing high on Monday, with the index finishing 17.21 points, or 0.3 percent, stronger at 6,757.15 points.
* ASTRAZENECA - AstraZeneca said it expected to return to growth after a wave of drug patent expiries earlier than analysts currently forecast, with 2017 revenue likely to be broadly in line with the 2013 level.
* CAPITA - The company signed a contract with Transport for London to run congestion charging and low emission zone schemes. The agreement is expected to generate revenue of approximately 145 million pounds ($237.55 million) to Capita.
* British CPI data for December, due at 0930 GMT, is forecast to rise 0.5 percent month-on-month and 2.1 percent from a year earlier.
* MICHAEL PAGE INTERNATIONAL - The company's fourth quarter gross profit fell 1.2 percent to 125 million pounds.
* London copper edged higher, as caution over growth prospects for the world's top two economies dampened sentiment, but a shortfall of metal in the physical markets underpinned prices.
* Brent crude held above $106 a barrel on Tuesday after slipping in the previous session as Libyan supply picked up and as the restart of Iranian oil shipments appeared to get closer.
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