UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 26

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 26
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Jan 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 23 points higher at 7,638.4 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.

* GVC: GVC Holdings GVC.L has made a provision of about 200 million euros ($250 million) in its 2017 accounts after its Greek unit was slapped with a tax bill from a local authority.

* BT: BT BT.L still has work to do to restore shareholders' confidence after a difficult year that saw its shares plunge in the wake of an Italian accounting scandal, according to one of Britain's leading investor groups.

CARILLION: The completion of new buildings at six schools in Ireland will be delayed by several weeks due to the collapse of British construction outsourcing company Carillion CLLN.L , the government said. The UK blue chip index closed down 0.4 percent at 7,612.61 points on Thursday, with the pound on track for its best month against the dollar in almost nine years and at its highest since the June 2016 Brexit referendum. For more on the factors affecting European stocks,


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