September 6, 2017 / 5:24 AM / 10 months ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 6

    Sept 6 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 27
points lower at 7372.92 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * ROYAL MAIL: Britain's Communications Workers Union (CWU) will ballot more
than 100,000 of its members working for Royal Mail Plc over industrial
action, it said on Tuesday.
    * HSBC: HSBC has reached an agreement to refer some of its Latin
American private banking clients, primarily in Central America and the Andean
region, to Switzerland's UBS, according to an internal memo seen by
    * LABOUR MOVEMENT: Britain will end the free movement of labour immediately
after Brexit and introduce measures to drive down the number of lower-skilled EU
migrants, a leaked government document published by the Guardian newspaper said
on Tuesday.
    * BREXIT: Britain must seek to protect research funding for its universities
when it leaves the European Union or risk losing its leading role in innovation,
one of the country's main employer groups said on Wednesday.
    * The UK blue chip index closed down 0.52 percent at 7,372.92 points on
Tuesday, as financials fell amid lingering jitters over the North Korean crisis.

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