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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 22

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 22 points lower on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * BANK OF ENGLAND: Britain's central bank is likely to keep on course on Thursday for an interest rate rise in May which would take borrowing costs above their emergency levels for the first time since the financial crisis more than a decade ago. * RECKITT BENCKISER: British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser Group said on Wednesday it had ended dis

Cautious trade for European shares ahead of Fed

European shares edged lower in early dealing on Wednesday, with investors cautiously awaiting the conclusion of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting for signals on the pace of expected interest rate rises.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 21

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 13 points on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. * CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA: The suspended chief executive of UK-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica claimed in secretly recorded video that his company played a decisive role in the 2016 election campaign of President Donald Trump, Channel 4 News reported on Tuesday. * BP: British oil major BP will drill its first deepwater exploration well at a blo

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 20

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 27 points higher on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. * BRITAIN-EU: Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday to a transition period to avoid a "cliff edge" Brexit next year -- though only after London accepted a potential solution for Northern Ireland's land border that may face stiff opposition at home. * CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA: Britain's data protection authority plans to seek a warrant to search the office


Congress scrambles to pass funding bill before Friday deadline

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress was racing on Thursday to approve a massive spending bill and send it to President Donald Trump for enactment before a midnight Friday government shutdown deadline, in a move that would significantly boost defense and non-military funding through Sept. 30.