November 2, 2017 / 6:32 AM / a year ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 2

    Nov 2 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 27
points on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * CHRYSAOR/ SHELL: North Sea producer Chrysaor plans to begin drilling for
oil and gas in early 2018 after completing a $3 billion acquisition from Royal
Dutch Shell, Chrysaor Chairman Linda Cook said on Wednesday.

    * LADBROKES CORAL: Funds of private equity companies Apollo and
Cerberus          are selling down approximately 2.6 percent in London-listed
gambling company Ladbrokes Coral, the transaction's bookrunner said on
    * STRATEX: Shareholders of miner Stratex International have blocked
a reverse takeover of Australia-listed Crusader Resources and voted
Chief Executive Marcus Engelbrecht out of office.
    * BARCLAYS: Troels Oerting, the head of cyber and information security at
Britain's Barclays Plc, has taken a leave of absence, sources familiar
with the matter said on Wednesday.
    * EX-DIVS: Unilever will trade without entitlement to their latest
dividend pay-out on Thursday, trimming 1.46 points off the FTSE 100 according to
Reuters calculations 
    * Britain's blue chip FTSE 100 ended 0.07 percent down at 7,487.96 points,
while the mid-cap index rose by 0.5 percent. The FTSE gave up some gains
after robust UK manufacturing data, which bolstered expectations for an interest
rate increase from the Bank of England on Thursday and sent sterling higher.

    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Sanjeeban Sarkar in Bengaluru)
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