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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday Oct. 23

Source : REUTERS
Last Updated: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 08:40 hrs

* Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 10 to 12 points higher, or 0.2 percent, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed 17.82 points lower, or 0.3 percent, on Monday at 5,882.91 points, having shed 0.4 percent on Friday to snap a four session winning streak. The gauge was still up 2.5 percent since the start of the month.

* BAE Systems : A group of shareholders at the aerospace and defense group has demanded the resignation of leading figures at the company, following the collapse of its proposed $45 billion merger with EADS, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

* ASOS : Shares in the online fashion retailer rose on Monday amid speculation that it had become a bid target for U.S. online retailer Amazon , according to the Daily Express Market report.

* WPP : An internet research group owned by the advertising conglomerate has settled U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal law and deceived consumer, the Financial Times wrote on Tuesday.

* UK CORPORATE DIARY:

WHITBREAD PLC H1

ARM HOLDINGS PLC Q3

CSR PLC Q3

LAIRD PLC TRADING

PREMIER FOODS PLC Q3 TRADE

ARCONTECH GROUP PLC AGM

AVACTA GROUP PLC PRELIM

B P MARSH AND PARTNERS PLC H1

DRAGON OIL PLC TRADING

DEVELOPMENT SECURITIES PLC H1

FIDESSA GROUP PLC TRADING

LIDCO GROUP PLC H1

TODAY'S UK PAPERS

> Financial Times

> Other business headlines Multimedia versions of Reuters Top News are now available for: * 3000 Xtra : visit* BridgeStation: view story .134(Reporting By Francesco Canepa)




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