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

* UK CORPORATE DIARY:

Rentokil Initial PLC RTO.L

Q3 2017 Rentokil Initial PLC

Trading Statement Release Schroders PLC

SDR.L

Q3 2017 Schroders PLC Interim

Management Statement Release SEGRO PLC

SGRO.L

Q3 2017 SEGRO PLC Trading

Statement Release Travis Perkins PLC

TPK.L

Q3 2017 Travis Perkins PLC

Trading Statement Release Tristel PLC

TSTL.L

Full Year 2017 Tristel PLC

Earnings Release Genel Energy PLC

GENL.L

Genel Energy PLC Trading

Statement Release Unilever PLC

ULVR.L

Q3 2017 Unilever PLC Trading

Statement Release Rank Group PLC

RNK.L

Rank Group PLC Interim

Management Statement Release London Stock

LSE.L

Q3 2017 London Stock Exchange Exchange Group PLC

Group PLC Interim Management

Statement Release

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