March 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100
index is seen opening down 4
points, or 0.07 percent, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more
on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on The UK blue chip index steadied to close 0.08 percent lower on Monday at
6,184.58, after a choppy session, with gains in the pharmaceutical sector and by
supermarket Sainsbury SBRY.L outweighing a fall in mining stocks.
* BREXIT: Ratings agency Moody's said on Tuesday it saw "clear downside
risks" if Britain votes to leave the European Union in a referendum in June, and
repeated its warning that this would make the country's debt more vulnerable to
* OIL: Oil prices dipped in Asian trade on Tuesday, giving up gains from the
previous session after data showed U.S. crude inventories fell for the first
time since January and as commodity prices paused from their recent rally.
* COPPER: London copper eased on Tuesday as the dollar edged higher after a
U.S. Federal Reserve official raised the prospect of an April rate hike, but any
downside was limited given an improving chart picture and seasonal demand
strength. UK CORPORATE DIARY:
SVG Capital PLC
IQE PLC IQE.L Full Year
Judges Scientific PLC JDG.L Full Year
Infrastrata PLC INFAT.L Half Year
Gulf Marine Services PLC GMS.L Full Year
NAHL Group PLC NAH.L Full Year
Gamma Communications Plc GAMA.L Full Year
United Utilities Group PLC UU.L Pre-Close
Bellway PLC BWY.L Half Year
Johnston Press PLC JPR.L Half Year
Augean PLC AUG.L Full Year
Synairgen PLC SYNG.L Full Year
Toumaz Ltd TMZ.L Full Year
Synety Group PLC SNTY.L Full Year
Hydrogen Group PLC HYDG.L Full Year
E-Therapeutics PLC ETXP.L Full Year
Wolseley PLC WOS.L Half Year
Thomas Cook Group PLC TCG.L Pre-close
IG Group Holdings PLC IGG.L Q3
TODAY'S UK PAPERS
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