UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 4

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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 4
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June 4 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 8 points lower on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures FFIc1 down 0.4%, ahead of the cash market open.

* ASTON MARTIN: Aston Martin AML.L said it plans to shed up to 500 jobs as it seeks to bring its cost base into line with reduced sports car production levels. IG Group: IG Group IGG.L is forecasting full-year net trading revenue of around 649 million pounds, up from 476.9 million pounds last year. YOUNG'S: Young & Co's Brewery YNGa.L said it expects its 2021 full-year performance to be materially below average. LOOKERS: Lookers LOOK.L set out plans to close 12 sites and lay off 1,500 employees amid the coronavirus crisis. ICG: ICG ICP.L posted a 22% jump in full-year assets under management but lower valuations triggered by the coronavirus pandemic pushed its investment arm into a 68.6 million pound loss for the period. BOE: Bank of England asks banks to estimate pandemic loan losses. BANKS: Hong Kong-listed shares of HSBC and Standard Chartered (LON: STAN ) rose after the banks backed China's imposition of a national security law on the city, even as a pro-democracy and newly formed financial workers' union criticized the move. FTSE REBALANCE: Britain's FTSE Russell has confirmed that EasyJet EZJ.L and cruise operator Carnival (NYSE: CCL ) CCL.L will exi

* OIL: Oil prices fell on concerns that supply will rise if major producers are unable to agree to extend the depth of output cuts that have supported recent gains. O/R

* UK shares closed at three-month highs on Wednesday as better-than-expected data from the world's two largest economies pointed to an ongoing economic recovery from the coronavirus.

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