UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 19

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 19
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Oct 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 4 points lower at 7,538.5 points on Thursday.

* GLENCORE: Glencore GLEN.L will convert its 8.75 percent stake in Russian aluminium giant Rusal 0486.HK to shares in En+ Group, an aluminium and hydropower group controlled by tycoon Oleg Deripaska, En+ said on Wednesday.

MILLENNIUM & COPTHORNE HOTELS: Two fund management firms have joined an investor revolt against the planned 1.8 billion pound ($2.4 billion) takeover of Britain's Millennium & Copthorne Hotels MLC.L (M&C) by City Developments Limited (CDL) CTDM.SI , its majority shareholder. BAES: Britain's biggest defense contractor BAE Systems Plc BAES.L will make a joint bid with Liverpool-based shipbuilder Cammell-Laird to manufacture five warships for the British government, BAE said on Wednesday. EX-DIVS: BAE Systems and Smiths Group SMIN.L will trade without entitlement to their latest dividend pay-out on Thursday, trimming 1.55 points off the FTSE 100 according to Reuters calculations The blue chip FTSE 100 .FTSE index closed up 0.4 percent at 7542.87 points on Wednesday, helped by a weaker pound following data showing UK wage growth edged above forecasts, bolstering expectations for a Bank of England rate hike. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets


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