(Adds company news items and futures)
Jan 15 - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 45 points higher at 6,900 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers with FTSE 100 futures .FFIc1 up 0.69 percent ahead of the cash market open.
* SAVILLS: UK-based real estate services provider Savills SVS.L said on Tuesday it expected a decline in transaction volumes in some markets this year due to Brexit-related uncertainties. ASHMORE: British emerging markets-focused asset manager Ashmore ASHM.L on Tuesday said net inflows of new client money more than offset weaker markets in the three months to end-December, taking total assets to $76.7 billion. GENEL: Iraqi Kurdistan-focused oil producer Genel Energy's GENL.L 2019 free cash flow is to rise to more than $100 million at crude oil prices of $45 a barrel, it said in a trading statement on Tuesday. HAYS: Staffing company Hays Plc HAYS.L reported an 8 percent rise in quarterly net fees, boosted by strong hiring in Germany, its biggest market. BOOHOO: British online fashion retailer Boohoo BOOH.L raised its full-year revenue guidance on Tuesday as it reported robust Christmas sales, successfully navigating a tough trading environment. PROVIDENT FINANCAIL: Sub-prime lender Provident Financial Plc PFG.L said on Tuesday it expects earnings for the year to be at the lower end of market expectations, blaming modestly higher impairment at its credit card business Vanquis Bank. PERSIMMON: Britain's second biggest housebuilder Persimmon Plc PSN.L said on Tuesday it expects full-year pre-tax profit to be modestly ahead of market consensus, boosted by new construction projects. DIGNITY: Funeral services provider Dignity Plc DTY.L said on Tuesday that it expects its full-year profit to above market expectations, boosted by higher average prices for its services and lower-than-expected costs. HSBC: HSBC HSBA.L has settled $250 billion worth of forex trades using blockchain in the last year, it said on Monday, suggesting the heavily hyped technology is gaining traction in a sector until now hesitant to embrace it. BP Plc: Regulators in the U.S. state of Alaska will investigate all of the oil and natural gas wells operated by BP Plc BP.L at its Prudhoe Bay oil field after the release of a small amount of crude oil and gas from a well that had earlier been shut. OIL: Oil prices rose 1 percent on Tuesday amid supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and Russia, although a darkening economic outlook capped gains. GOLD: Gold prices were steady on Tuesday, pressured by a firm dollar on the back of concerns over slowing global growth, but well supported by expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve could refrain from raising interest rates this year. The UK blue chip index closed 0.9 percent lower at 6855.02 on Monday, as disappointing exports data from China rekindled fears of slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy, and investors braced for a crucial vote on the country's divorce from the EU. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
TODAY'S UK PAPERS
> Financial Times
> Other business headlines
Add Chart to Comment
We encourage you to use comments to engage with users, share your perspective and ask questions of authors and each other. However, in order to maintain the high level of discourse we’ve all come to value and expect, please keep the following criteria in mind:
- Enrich the conversation
- Stay focused and on track. Only post material that’s relevant to the topic being discussed.
- Be respectful. Even negative opinions can be framed positively and diplomatically.
- Use standard writing style. Include punctuation and upper and lower cases.
- NOTE: Spam and/or promotional messages and links within a comment will be removed
- Avoid profanity, slander or personal attacks directed at an author or another user.
- Don’t Monopolize the Conversation. We appreciate passion and conviction, but we also believe strongly in giving everyone a chance to air their thoughts. Therefore, in addition to civil interaction, we expect commenters to offer their opinions succinctly and thoughtfully, but not so repeatedly that others are annoyed or offended. If we receive complaints about individuals who take over a thread or forum, we reserve the right to ban them from the site, without recourse.
- Only English comments will be allowed.
Perpetrators of spam or abuse will be deleted from the site and prohibited from future registration at Investing.com’s discretion.