UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 6

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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 6
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March 6 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 futures FFIc1 were flat ahead of the cash market open on Monday.

* STANDARD LIFE-ABERDEEN ASSET: Standard Life SL.L and Aberdeen Asset Management ADN.L , two of Scotland's most well-known financial firms, agreed to merge in an all-share transaction to create Britain's largest investment manager. BT GROUP: Britain's BT BT.L has won the rights to broadcast the UEFA Champions League and Europa League for another three years in a 1.18 billion pound ($1.45 billion) deal that locks out arch-rival Sky SKYB.L from the competition. SHAWBROOK: British bank Shawbrook Group Plc SHAW.L said on Friday it has received a joint offer from two private equity firms to buy the lender less than two years since it went public, in a deal worth 825 million pounds ($1 billion). DEUTSCHE BOERSE-LSE: Deutsche Boerse DB1Gn.DE Chairman Joachim Faber has put the blame for a failed tie-up with the London Stock Exchange LSE.L on Britain and its vote to leave the European Union. SAINSBURY: Sainsbury 's SBRY.L , Britain's second largest supermarket group, is to cut up to 400 jobs in a restructuring of its store operations, it said on Friday. RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto RIO.AX RIO.L and its partners are cutting output and jobs at the Boyne aluminum smelter in Australia, adding to cuts announced in January, it said on Friday, blaming a jump in power prices. ITV: The European Court of Justice ruled TVCatchup.com cannot offer ITV 's ITV.L channels for free streaming online without the UK broadcaster's permission, the Telegraph reported on Sunday. OIL: Oil prices slipped in Asian trade on Monday, wiping out some of the gains of the previous session amid ongoing concern over Russia's compliance with a global deal to cut oil output. The UK blue chip index closed 0.1 percent lower at 7,374.26 points on Friday, weighed down by a raft of disappointing earnings updates as well as weakness in the mining sector. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets

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