UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 13


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    Oct 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100  .FTSE  index is seen opening 11 
points lower at 7,545 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. 
    * HSBC: Citigroup Inc  C.N , Deutsche Bank AG  DBKGn.DE  and HSBC Holdings 
Plc  HSBA.L  have agreed to pay a combined $132 million to settle a U.S. class 
action brought by futures traders accusing them of manipulating the Libor 
benchmark interest rate, according to a U.S. court filing on Wednesday.*:nL2N1MN29V 
    * STANDARD CHARTERED: The chairman of British bank Standard Chartered 
 STAN.L  called on U.S. policymakers to preserve a key post-crisis power that 
allows bank regulators to wind down a failing lender, even as the Trump 
administration looks to slash red tape across the financial sector.*:nL4N1MN4RL 
    * ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND: British lawmakers have hired a barrister to check 
if a summary of a report by regulators into how Royal Bank of Scotland  RBS.L  
treated companies in difficulties is comprehensive and fair.*:nL8N1MN4EQ 
    * GLENCORE: Glencore Plc  GLEN.L  and Tohoku Electric Power Co  9506.T  have 
settled an Australian thermal coal import contract for October 2017-September 
2018 at $94.75 a tonne, the same price as the term contract that ended last 
month, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.*:nL4N1MO1NS 
    * SKY/FOX: James Murdoch was re-elected as Sky  SKYB.L  chairman by a slim 
majority of independent shareholders on Thursday, despite questions being raised 
about whether he can be neutral due to his role as chief executive at bidder 
Twenty-First Century Fox  FOXA.O .*:nL8N1MN12E 
    * ROYAL MAIL: Royal Mail  RMG.L  blocked a strike by Communications Workers 
Union members on Thursday, winning a High Court injunction preventing action 
during the crucial pre-Christmas delivery period.*:nL8N1MN52J 
    * JOHNSTON PRESS: Christen Ager-Hanssen, a Norwegian businessman whose 
vehicle Custos is the second largest shareholder in Johnston Press  JPR.L , is 
seeking to install himself as chairman of the newspaper publisher, Sky News 
reported on Thursday, citing sources. 
    * FLYBE GROUP: British regional airline Flybe  FLYB.L  sees high-profile 
cancellations by Ryanair  RYA.I  after a rostering failure as a chance to boost 
its brand, its CEO told Reuters.*:nL8N1MN4SF 
    * MONARCH AIRLINES: Budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle  NWC.OL  is 
interested in slots made available by the collapse of British holiday airline 
Monarch  MONA.UL , its chief executive told Reuters, but said the process is 
    * UK ECONOMY: Britain's economy shows little sign of breaking out of its 
lethargy and it is "extraordinary" that the Bank of England is considering 
raising interest rates, the British Chambers of Commerce said on Friday.*:nL9N1JA02A 
    * BREXIT: European Union leaders could hand Theresa May an olive branch in 
deadlocked Brexit negotiations next week by launching their own internal 
preparations for a transition to a new relationship with Britain.*:nL8N1MN6T5 
    * The UK blue chip index ended the day up 0.3 percent, at 7,556.24 points on 
Thursday, its highest ever closing level, boosted by a fresh fall in Brexit 
bellwether sterling after the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier 
said talks are in deadlock.*:nL8N1MN58Z 
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