UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 5

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 5
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Aug 5 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening up 0.4 percent higher on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.

* The UK blue chip index closed 1.6 percent higher at 6,740.16 points, bouncing back from a new three-week low of 6,615.83 hit early in the session, after the Bank of England cut interest rates on Thursday. BARCLAYS: Ray Kahn, who held a variety of senior roles in Barclays PLC's BARC.L clearing business over the past eight years, is no longer with the bank, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. UK LABOUR MARKET: Britain's labour market entered "freefall" after the vote to leave the European Union, with the number of permanent jobs placed by recruitment firms last month falling at the fastest pace since May 2009, a survey showed on Friday. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets

* UK CORPORATE DIARY:

Ibstock Plc

IBST.L

H1 Earnings Bellway Plc

BWY.L

Trading Statement Kennedy Wilson Europe

KWE.L

H1 Earnings Real Estate Plc

Royal Bank of Scotland RBS.L

H1 Earnings Group Plc

William Hill Plc

WMH.L

H1 Earnings esure Group Plc

ESUR.L

H1 Earnings

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