UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 26

April 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Tuesday, with futures FFIc1 up 1.02%.

* NATIONAL EXPRESS GROUP: British transport firm National Express Group NEX.L said on Tuesday its first-quarter revenue bounced back to 2019 levels, helped by pent-up travel demand in the United Kingdom and Spain.

* HEATHROW AIRPORT: London's Heathrow Airport raised its 2022 forecast for passengers to 52.8 million on Tuesday, representing 65% of pre-pandemic levels, driven by demand for leisure travel, but it expected numbers to drop off significantly after the summer.

* JUPITER FUND MANAGEMENT: British firm Jupiter Fund Management Plc JUP.L reported net outflows of 1.6 billion pounds ($2.04 billion) for the first quarter on Tuesday, amid lower demand for UK and European-focused equity products and inflationary concerns.

* ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS: Associated British Foods ABF.L reported a near doubling in first-half profit, reflecting an improved performance from its Primark clothing business as COVID-19 restrictions eased.

* TAYLOR WIMPEY: Britain's third-largest homebuilder Taylor Wimpey TW.L on Tuesday forecast sustained demand in an under-supplied market, despite fears of consumers tightening their belts in the wake of soaring inflationary pressures.

* IWG: Office rental company IWG IWG.L on Tuesday warned of higher costs this year due to rising inflation after reporting a rise in quarterly revenue buoyed by growing demand for flexible and hybrid workspaces.

* HSBC: HSBC Holdings HSBA.L reported a 27% fall in quarterly profit, as the Asia-focussed bank suffered from decreased revenues and slowing growth in Hong Kong.

* CMA-META: Facebook owner Meta FB.O started its appeal against Britain's ruling that it must sell Giphy, arguing the fact that rival Snap offered far less to buy the animated-images provider undermined the rationale used to block the deal.

* FTSE 100: Commodity stocks and banks led a near 2% drop in London's FTSE 100 on Monday as fears of a global economic slowdown sapped sentiment at the start of a week loaded with corporate earnings.

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Reporting by Amna Karimi and Sinchita Mitra in Bengaluru

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