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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec 15

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 13 points on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. * OLD MUTUAL: The chief of Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) Richard Buxton is nearing a 550 million pound buyout of the company, according to a person familiar with the matter. * BP: BP plans to invest $200 million in Europe's largest solar power developer Lightsource, with a 43 percent stake buy, the Financial Times reported on Friday. http://on.ft.com/2Bq

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec 14

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen to open 18 points lower at 7,478.8 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * RIO TINTO: Liberty House, the industrial and commodities group buying a number of steel assets around the world, is considering a bid for Rio Tinto's , aluminium smelter in northern France, the largest in Europe, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. * OIL: Oil markets rose on Thursday, lifted by a fourth straight wee

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec 13

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen to open 17 points lower at 7,309.8 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. * THOMAS COOK: Air Berlin's administrator said renewed talks with Thomas Cook have not led to a sustainable offer for the insolvent carrier's Austria-based Niki unit. * OIL: Oil prices rose in early Asian trade on Wednesday as industry data showed a larger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles. * Gold prices were almost unchanged


Final Republican tax bill slashes U.S. corporate rate, voting next week

WASHINGTON Congressional Republicans on Friday unveiled the final version of their dramatic U.S. tax overhaul - debt-financed cuts for businesses, the wealthy and some middle-class Americans - and picked up crucial support from two wavering senators ahead of planned votes by lawmakers early next week.