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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

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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.