UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 21

LONDON Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:54am EST

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LONDON Jan 21 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 18-22 points, or 0.3 percent higher, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.

* Asian shares rose on Tuesday after the Chinese central bank offered emergency funds to cool money market rates and ease the country's latest cash crunch.

* The UK blue chip index closed up 7.43 points, or 0.1 percent, at 6,836.73 points on Monday, having hit an eight-month high at 6,840 points on Friday.

* In terms of domestic economic data, January CBI trends orders are due at 1100 GMT.

* The International Monetary Fund is set to upgrade its growth forecast for the UK more than any other major economy, according to media reports.

* UK CORPORATE DIARY:

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UNILEVER reports fourth-quarter results

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