UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 23

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 23
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Jan 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 18 points higher at 7,733.1 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.

* PRUDENTIAL: Britain's largest insurer Prudential PRU.L said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell its consumer finance business in Vietnam to a unit of South Korea's Shinhan Financial Group 055550.KS for $151 million. SHELL: Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell RDSa.L has hired a former executive of U.S.-based First Solar FSLR.O to lead its solar energy business in Latin America, a source said on Monday, as the industry invests in renewable energy to address global concerns about carbon emissions. COUNTRYWIDE: Estate agency Countrywide Plc CWD.L could announce departure of its Chief Executive Alison Platt, Sky News reported on Monday. DEUTSCHE BOERSE/BREXIT: Britain's departure from the European Union offers an historic opportunity for Deutsche Boerse (DE: DB1Gn ) to expand its business and to secure a larger portion of the euro clearing business, the exchange's new chief executive said on Monday. BREXIT: Business leaders have criticised Britain's government for its failure to publish a long-delayed paper on the future of its financial services industry after Brexit. The UK blue chip index was down 0.2 percent at 7,715.44 points at its close on Monday as strength in the pound weighed, while gambling companies suffered double-digit falls as fears of a government clampdown weighed on that sector. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets




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