UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday Feb 11

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday Feb 11
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LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 1 to 2 points higher, or up 0.03 percent on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on ID:nL5N0VL0KZ

* The UK blue chip index closed down 8.03 points, or 0.1 percent, hit by falls in heavily weighted mining and energy stocks. ID:nL5N0VK4M9

* SKY SKYB.L , BT BT.L - Pay-TV group Sky has agreed to pay 4.2 billion pounds ($6.4 billion) to show 126 live English Premier League matches a season from 2016 to 2019, pressured by fierce rival BT to smash analysts' forecasts and secure the best games. ID:nL5N0VK4XX

* TESCO TSCO.L - British retailer Tesco's banking arm plans to grow its share of the personal current account market significantly, bank Chief Executive Benny Higgins said. ID:nL5N0VK58B

* TELECITY TCY.L - British data centre provider Telecity is being circled by private equity funds, sources familiar with the matter said, amid an increase in takeover interest in the FTSE 250 company since the departure of its chief executive in October. ID:nL5N0VK550

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Q3 2014 WS Atkins PLC

Interim Management

Statement Release HomeServe PLC

HSV.L

Homeserve PLC Interim

Management Statement

Release Tullow Oil PLC

TLW.L

Full Year 2014 Tullow Oil

PLC Earnings Release Qinetiq Group PLC

QQ.L

Qinetiq Group PLC Q3

Interim Management

Statement Release Dunelm Group PLC

DNLM.L

Half Year 2015 Dunelm Group

PLC Earnings Release New Europe Property

NEPI.L

Full Year 2014 New Europe Investments PLC

Property Investments PLC

Earnings Release Markit Ltd

MRKT.OQ

Q4 2014 Markit Ltd Earnings

Release Reckitt Benckiser Group

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Full Year 2014 Reckitt PLC

Benckiser Group PLC

Earnings Release Electrocomponents PLC

ECM.L

Electrocomponents PLC

Interim Management

Statement Release covering

the period up to the end of

January 2015 Telecity Group PLC

TCY.L

Full Year 2014 Telecity

Group PLC Earnings Release Redrow PLC

RDW.L

Half Year 2015 Redrow PLC

Earnings Release ARM Holdings PLC

ARM.L

Full Year 2014 ARM Holdings

plc Earnings Release Thomas Cook Group PLC

TCG.L

Q1 2014/2015 Thomas Cook

Group PLC Interim

Management Statement

Release

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