May 29, 2018 / 5:18 AM / 3 months ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 29

    May 29 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100         index is seen opening 36 points lower at 7,695 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.           * VEDANTA RESOURCES: India's Tamil Nadu state has ordered a permanent closure of a big copper smelter run by London-listed Vedanta Resources        , the state chief minister said on Monday, after protests demanding its shutdown killed 13 people last week.                  * ITV PLC: British broadcaster ITV Plc         is considering entering into a joint venture valued at 1 billion pounds ($1.33 billion) with BBC to acquire half of broadcaster UKTV, the Telegraph newspaper reported on Monday.                 * PRET A MANGER: Luxembourg-based JAB Holdings is set to buy British sandwich chain Pret A Manger (IPO-PRET.L) for 1.5 billion pounds ($2.0 billion), including debt, from its private equity owners, the Financial Times reported late on Monday.                  * ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND: Britain could sell a 10 percent stake in Royal Bank of Scotland         as soon as this week, Sky News reported on Monday, citing banking sources.                 * STANDARD CHARTERED: Standard Chartered's          private equity arm is seeking to sell its stake in a unit of Saudi Binladin Group, the construction group whose owners were entangled in Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption purge, said three sources familiar with the matter.                 * OIL: Oil prices were mixed in Asian trading on Tuesday, but remained under pressure from expectations that Saudi Arabia and Russia would pump more crude to ease a potential shortfall in supply.                 * The UK blue chip index ended the day up 0.18 percent at 7,730.28 points on Friday.     * 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 topnews.session.rservices.com   * For Top News : topnews.reuters.com    (Reporting by Harish Bhaskar)   

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