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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 26

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    May 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index futures were up
0.03 percent on Friday ahead of the cash market open.    
    * BARCLAYS: Britain's Serious Fraud Office said on Thursday Barclays
 and its former senior bankers will not know until around mid-June
whether they face criminal charges over a 2008 emergency fundraising from
    * ACACIA: Barrick Gold said on Thursday that two mines at its
majority-held Acacia Mining, which account for some 6 percent of
Barrick's 2017 production guidance, are impacted by Tanzania's current
concentrate export ban.
    * BRITAIN CONSUMERS: The rise in inflation in Britain after the Brexit vote
has made households the most downbeat about their finances in more than two
years, and the giant services sector is also feeling the impact, surveys showed
on Friday.
    * BREXIT: The European Union will next month demand Britain agree to pay a
fixed percentage of the EU's outstanding obligations on the day it leaves the
bloc, in defiance of a British rejection of that logic as "preposterous".

    * OIL: Oil extended falls on Friday after tumbling in the previous session
when OPEC and allied producers extended output cuts but disappointed investors
betting on longer or larger supply curbs. Brent crude oil were at $51.22
per barrel at 0502 GMT, down 25 cents or 0.52 percent.
    * The UK blue chip index ended up 0.04 percent on Thursday, shy of a record
high hit last week, as weakness among commodity stocks was more than offset by
stronger financials and consumer stocks.
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Rahul B in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)