UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 10

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 13:20 hrs

(Adds company news item, updates futures) March 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 22.3 points on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.2 percent ahead of the cash market open. * BT GROUP: Britain's biggest telecoms group BT has reached an agreement with the regulator to finally resolve a two-year row over how the national broadband network is run, agreeing to a legal separation of the business. * JRP: British annuity provider JRP posted an above-forecast 58 percent rise in 2016 operating profit to 164 million pounds ($199.34 million) on Friday, the first results since the company was formed through the merger of two rival insurers. * SEGRO: Britain's largest listed industrial property developer, Segro plc , said it bought the remaining 50 percent stake in the Airport Property. * WILLIAM HILL: British bookmaker William Hill PLC on Friday named its interim Chief Executive Philip Bowcock as CEO, ending a seven-month-long search for a permanent CEO. * ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND: A judge on Thursday ordered legal representatives of thousands of shareholders suing Royal Bank of Scotland over a 12 billion pound ($15 billion) cash call to prove they have insurance to meet the hefty risks of a trial. * BP: Motorists will be able to fill up their gas tanks at about 1,500 new BP service stations the oil major plans to open across Mexico over the next five years, company executives said on Thursday. * ROLLS-ROYCE: Rolls-Royce's engineering head is quitting little more than a year after taking the job in the latest management shake-up by Chief Executive Warren East, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. * BANK OF ENGLAND: MPs on the Treasury committee discussed whether to ask the Bank of England to cancel Charlotte Hogg's promotion to deputy governor after she admitted failing to disclose information, the Financial Times reported. * BREXIT: As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, some carmakers are considering softening the blow of any tariffs by sourcing more parts locally and producing more models they can sell domestically rather than export. * OIL: Crude prices inched up on Friday after dropping to their lowest in more than three months the session before, pressured by concerns that a global supply glut is proving stubbornly persistent. * The UK blue chip index closed 0.3 percent lower on Thursday, down for a sixth session in a row, as a disappointing set of results from grocer Morrisons and a slump in miners outweighed a strong performance from insurance stocks. * 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 Multimedia versions of Reuters Top News are now available for: * 3000 Xtra : visit http://topnews.session.rservices.com * For Top News : http://topnews.reuters.com (Reporting by Siju Varghese; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)



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