UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 14

July 14 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening 11
points higher at 7,424.7 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.

* SKY/Twenty-First Century Fox: Rupert Murdoch is unlikely to offer any new
concessions to protect the editorial independence of Sky, increasing
the chance that the $15 billion takeover deal goes to a lengthy investigation, a
person familiar with the situation said.
* ANTOFAGASTA: Workers at the Zaldivar copper mine in Chile, owned by
Antofagasta Plc and Barrick Gold Corp, will resume talks with
Antofagasta after voting to strike earlier this week, the union said on
* JOHN LEWIS: John Lewis , Britain’s largest department store
operator, has seen a drop in demand for big ticket items as consumer confidence
wanes, but trade in more spontaneous categories, such as beauty, was holding up,
its boss said on Thursday.
* The UK blue chip index ended the session 0.1 percent lower at 7,413.44
points on Thursday, with AstraZeneca weighing on the healthcare sector and BP
and Royal Dutch Shell tracking crude prices lower.
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(Reporting by Esha Vaish in Bengaluru)