UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 19
19/08/2019 at 07:47
(Adds futures, news item)
Aug 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up
29 points on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures
up 0.6% ahead of the cash market open.
* MITIE GROUP: British outsourcer Mitie Group Plc said it had
agreed to sell its catering and hospitality business to CH&CO for
up to 85 million pounds ($103.39 million) in cash, as it pushes ahead
with moves to simplify its operations.
* MUFG Bank-DVB: Britain's antitrust watchdog said it was
assessing if the planned acquisition by Japan's MUFG Bank of the
aviation financing business of Germany's DZ Bank, DVB unit, would have
a substantial impact on competition in the sector.
* IMPERIAL BRANDS: Investors demand change at Imperial Brands -
* RBS: RBS hides Natwest data breach from customers - The Times ()
* OIL: Crude oil prices rose following a weekend attack on a Saudi
oil facility by Yemeni separatists and as traders looked for any signs
that Sino-U.S. trade tensions could ease.
* GOLD: Gold prices dipped due to a stronger U.S. dollar and a
recovery in equities, as major central banks around the world hinted
at more stimulus, easing fears about a sharp economic downturn.
* UK shares rose 0.7% on Friday, after the London Stock Exchange's
longest outage in years, with more stimulus plans from China
bolstering the blue-chips and increased optimism about Britain
avoiding a disruptive no-deal Brexit lifting the mid-caps.
* For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:
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