UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb. 24

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb. 24
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Feb 24 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen 24 to 32 points lower, or down as much as 0.5 percent, on Wednesday according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on The UK blue chip index closed 1.3 percent lower at 5,962.31 points on Tuesday, hurt by falls in Standard Chartered STAN.L and BHP Billiton BLT.L , which more than offset a rise in LSE Group LSE.L . BHP BILLITON: Brazilian police in the state of Minas Gerais on Tuesday accused six Samarco executives and one contractor of murder in connection with the deaths of 19 people caused by a burst tailings dam at a mine in November. Samarco is a joint venture between BHP Billiton BLT.L and Brazil's Vale VALE5.SA . BT: BT BT.L said it would increase investment in superfast broadband, including more fibre to the home, if regulator Ofcom decides against forcing a break-up of the company. BREXIT: The economy trumps sovereignty and immigration as the key issue for Britons when they consider whether to vote to stay in or pull out of the European Union, data from an authoritative survey of public attitudes suggests. UK CORPORATE DIARY:

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