UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 27
March 27 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 17 points at 7,294 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.7 percent ahead of the cash market open.
HELSINKI Feb 6 Finnish tyre maker Nokian Renkaat warned that its first-quarter profits would fall compared with a year earlier due to weak demand for cars and tyres.
The company also said that its fourth-quarter operating profit had fallen 6 percent year-on-year to 111.8 million euros ($151 million), missing the average forecast among analysts for 118 million euros.
However, it proposed a dividend of 1.45 euros per share, up from 1.20 euros last year and more than the market consensus of 1.33 euros.
($1 = 0.7392 euros) (Reporting By Jussi Rosendahl; Editing by Chris Gallagher)
TOKYO, March 27 Japan's Nikkei share average skidded 1.4 percent on Monday, wallowing at a six-week low and deepening last week's 1.3 percent loss, on pressure from a resurgent yen.