October 19, 2017 / 5:52 AM / a year ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 19

    Oct 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 4 points
lower at 7,538.5 points on Thursday.
    * GLENCORE: Glencore will convert its 8.75 percent stake in Russian
aluminium giant Rusal 0486.HK to shares in En+ Group, an aluminium and
hydropower group controlled by tycoon Oleg Deripaska, En+ said on Wednesday.  

    * MILLENNIUM & COPTHORNE HOTELS: Two fund management firms have joined an
investor revolt against the planned 1.8 billion pound ($2.4 billion) takeover of
Britain's Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) by City Developments
Limited (CDL), its majority shareholder.
    * BAES: Britain's biggest defense contractor BAE Systems Plc  will
make a joint bid with Liverpool-based shipbuilder Cammell-Laird to manufacture
five warships for the British government, BAE said on Wednesday.
    * EX-DIVS: BAE Systems and Smiths Group  will trade without
entitlement to their latest dividend pay-out on Thursday, trimming 1.55 points
off the FTSE 100 according to Reuters calculations 
    * The blue chip FTSE 100 index closed up 0.4 percent at 7542.87
points on Wednesday, helped by a weaker pound following data showing UK wage
growth edged above forecasts, bolstering expectations for a Bank of England rate
    * 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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