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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 23

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 18 points higher at 7,733.1 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. * PRUDENTIAL: Britain's largest insurer Prudential said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell its consumer finance business in Vietnam to a unit of South Korea's Shinhan Financial Group 055550.KS for $151 million. * SHELL: Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell has hired a former executive of U.S.-based First Solar to lead its solar energy business in Latin Am

European shares trade sideways, focus on M&A

European shares traded with little clear direction on Monday as markets focused on a flurry of M&A, with limited impact from the shutdown of the U.S. government and progress towards an end to political deadlock in Germany.

UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 22

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 13 points lower at 7,717.6 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.14 percent ahead of the cash market open. * LONMIN: Platinum miner Lonmin reported a 65 percent drop in 2017 profit on Monday citing higher costs and subdued commodity prices but reiterated its 2018 targets. * DIXONS CARPHONE: Dixons Carphone tightened its

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 22

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 13 points lower at 7,717.6 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. * RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto , will set up a new office in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar, separate from its Oyu Tolgoi mine division, to focus on exploration and building local ties. * BARCLAYS: U.S. hedge fund Tiger Global Management has invested more than $1 billion in Britain's Barclays Plc , the Fi

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 19

Britain's FTSE 100 futures were up 0.15 percent ahead of the cash market open on Friday. * ESURE: British insurer esure Group Plc said on Friday Stuart Vann, its chief executive since 2012, would step down immediately by mutual consent and its finance head Darren Ogden would take over as interim CEO. * CARPETRIGHT: Britain's biggest floor coverings retailer Carpetright warned on full-ye

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 19

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 12 points on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. * CARILLION LOANS: Five UK banks are facing heavy losses on loans to Carillion , after irreconcilable differences between the company, its lenders and the government pushed the UK construction and services group into liquidation on Monday, sources said. * HSBC SETTLEMENT: HSBC Holdings Plc on Thursday agreed to pay $101.5

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