April 10, 2018 / 5:36 AM / 8 months ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 10

    April 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 46
points higher at 7,240 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    
    * DRAX: British power generator Drax could end production at its
coal plants ahead of a government imposed deadline of 2025, the company's CEO
said on Monday.
    * DE LA RUE/CRYSTAL AMBER: Activist investor Crystal Amber is a building a
stake in De La Rue, world's largest commercial banknote printer, Sky News
reported bit.ly/2IDy7Zg on Monday. 
    * RYANAIR/THOMAS COOK: German airline Condor said it will end its sales
partnership with Laudamotion this month, after the Austrian airline agreed to be
bought by Ryanair.
    * PREMIER OIL: Deutsche Bank becomes British oil and gas explore
Premier Oil's 3rd biggest shareholder at 5.22 pct, according to an
emailed statement and the latest available shareholder information on Premier's
website.
    * BAE SYSTEMS/QATAR: The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $300
million sale of advanced precision weapon systems to Qatar, a Pentagon agency
said on Monday. The main contractor is a New Hampshire-based subsidiary of BAE
Systems, it said.
    * The UK blue chip index ended up 0.15 percent at 7,194.75 points on Monday,
buoyed by financials and industrials, as worries over global trade took a
backseat.
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:
 Nanoco Group Plc             HY18
 Card Factory Plc             FY17
        
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 (Reporting by Rahul B in Bengaluru)
  
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