UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 18

Last Updated: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 06:40 hrs

LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 9 points higher, or up 0.1 percent, according to a financial bookmaker, as a sharp sell-off in the previous session prompts some investors to buy up weakened shares for cheap prices.

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