May 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening up 31 points at 7,467 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.
- BHP: BHP Billiton Ltd's (BHP) BLT.L Canadian potash mine will use advanced, cost-saving technology, giving it a competitive edge in a currently over-supplied fertilizer market, the executive in charge of the business said on Thursday.
- BRITAIN/EU CLEARING: Forcing banks to move euro-denominated trades from London to Frankfurt would be costly, and continental companies would ultimately foot the bill, an industry body said on Thursday.
- EUROPEAN UNION: The European Commission will announce new initiatives to reconfigure its capital markets union (CMU) project on June 7 to reflect Britain's decision to leave the bloc, a senior commission official said on Thursday.
- RBS: Fred Goodwin, the former Royal Bank of Scotland RBS.L chief executive, is set to become the first senior banker in Britain to be challenged in court over his role in the financial crisis.
- The UK blue chip index ended down 0.9 percent on Thursday, underperforming the broader European market as the pound strengthened after data showed consumers are maintaining spending despite inflation worries.
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- UK CORPORATE DIARY: Future Plc FUTR.L Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc HIK.L Interim Management Statement Release Grainger Plc GRI.L Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 19
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