LONDON, March 11 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen
opening up by 10 to 19 points, or 0.3 percent, according to financial
* The UK blue chip index closed down by 0.4 percent, or 23.22 points, at
6,689.45 points on Monday - marking its lowest closing level since it ended at
6,663.62 points on Feb. 14.
* London copper edged up on Tuesday after sliding to its lowest level in
more than eight months in the previous session, although worries about the
economic health of top metals consumer China continued to sour investor
sentiment and cap gains.
* BHP BILLITON : Mining company BHP Billiton said forecasts
for iron ore prices to fall as low as $80 a tonne appeared low, despite the
market moving into oversupply this year.
* UK RETAIL SALES: British retail sales slowed markedly in February after a
robust January as food sales stagnated, an industry survey showed on Tuesday.
* SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE VOTE: Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
emerged from the shadows on Monday to argue for more powers for Scotland rather
than independence, stepping up the opposition Labour party's fight to prevent a
Scottish breakaway from the United Kingdom.
* UK CORPORATE DIARY:
CLOSE BROTHERS H1
COMPUTACENTER FINAL RESULTS
GW PHARMACEUTICALS AGM
HILL & SMITH FINAL RESULTS
INCHCAPE FINAL RESULTS
ST IVES H1
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