LONDON Jan 31 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 8 to 18 points, or as much as 0.3 percent lower on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.
* The UK blue chip index closed down 5.83 points, or 0.1 percent, at 6,538.45 on Thursday, falling for the seventh time in eight days, and nearing its lowest since mid-December, with concerns about emerging markets taking their toll on sentiment.
* UK CORPORATE DIARY:
BT GROUP : reports third-quarter results
RANK GROUP : posts first-half results
VEDANTA RESOURCES : third-quarter production release
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