October 9, 2017 / 5:21 AM / a year ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 9

    Oct 9 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 2 points
higher at 7,524.7 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * HSBC: HSBC wants to appoint company insider John Flint as its
next chief executive and has approached regulators seeking their approval,
Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said.
    * MONARCH AIRLINES/ BOEING: Boeing Co had pumped in more than 100
million pounds ($130 million) into Britain's Monarch Airlines           which
collapsed last week, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
    * EASYJET/AIR BERLIN: Talks between the insolvent carrier Air Berlin
 and easyJet over the sale of up to 30 planes are at risk of
falling apart, according to a report in Germany's B.Z. newspaper on Monday.

    * SKY/ TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX: Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group
said on Friday one of its titles had hacked the computer of a former
intelligence officer, an admission which critics said showed why his takeover of
European broadcaster Sky should be blocked.
    * BREXIT: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May will meet GlaxoSmithKline
, Vodafone and HSBC and other major companies on Monday to hear
what they want from talks on Britain's relationship with the EU after Brexit.

    * UK LENDING: Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor of the Bank of England, said he
hoped a new requirement for lenders to hold more capital would dampen signs of a
"bit of exuberance" in credit card and personal lending to British consumers.

    * CONSUMER SPENDING: British consumer spending jumped in September, but not
by enough to halt a year-on-year decline that reflects rising living costs, a
survey by payments company Visa showed on Friday.
    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.2 percent up at 7,522.87 points on Friday,
as political uncertainties linked to Theresa May's premiership pushed the pound
lower, giving a boost to dollar-earning groups such as pharma stocks.

    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Esha Vaish in Bengaluru)
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