UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday, March 5

LONDON, March 5 Wed Mar 5, 2014 1:58am EST

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LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 11 points, or 0.2 percent, on Wednesday, according to financial spreadbetter IG.

* The UK blue chip index closed 1.7 percent higher at 6,823.77 points on Tuesday, boosted by the perception that tensions between Russia and Ukraine were easing and robust earnings.

* BARCLAYS : The bank's chief executive, Antony Jenkins, says lower pay would have meant clients and employees would have been less likely to use Barclays, The Telegraph wrote on Wednesday.

* Britain's Markit/CIPS Services PMI survey for February, due to be published at 0928 GMT, is expected to come in at 58, compared to 58.3 in the previous month.

* UK CORPORATE DIARY:

STANDARD CHARTERED PLC FINAL

ADMIRAL GROUP PLC PRELIM

LEGAL & GENERAL GROUP PLC PRELIM

BBA AVIATION PLC PRELIM

MELROSE INDUSTRIES PLC PRELIM

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