UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 17



Aug 17 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening up 0.36%, with futures .FFIc1 up 0.15% on Wednesday.

* BOOHOO: British online fashion retailer Boohoo BOOH.L said on Wednesday it had acquired a 7.1% stake in Revolution Beauty Group REVB.L , making it the fourth-largest shareholder of the beauty products maker.

* PERSIMMON: Persimmon PSN.L forecast robust demand for new homes and reiterated its annual home completions outlook, dispelling fears of a slowdown in the sector, although the British housebuilder posted a fall in its half-yearly profit.

* PLUS 500: Plus500 Plc PLUSP.L posted a higher half-year profit, helped by market volatility and retention of higher-value customers, and announced a $60.2 million share buyback programme.

* INFLATION: British consumer price inflation jumped to 10.1% in July, its highest since February 1982, up from an annual rate of 9.4% in June, intensifying the squeeze on households, official figures showed.

* CINEOWORLD: Cineworld CINE.L warned that admission levels at its theatres are likely to stay lower than expected until November due to limited film releases, hurting the debt-laden British group in the near term.

* SHELL: Shell SHEL.L said it plans to shut for two weeks in September a key crude oil pipeline in Gulf of Mexico that supplies oil to Louisiana refineries.

* GSK: GlaxoSmithKline Plc GSK.L said that plaintiffs in the first scheduled U.S. lawsuit around heartburn drug Zantac will file a notice to voluntarily dismiss the case.

* Britain's top share index .FTSE ended near a 10-week peak on Tuesday as strong results from BHP Group sparked a rally in mining stocks, while fashion chain Ted Baker soared on a buyout deal.

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Reporting by Prerna Bedi and Anchal Rana in Bengaluru

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