UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb. 7



Feb 7 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Monday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.5%.

* TAYLOR WIMPEY: Taylor Wimpey Plc TW.L said it has appointed insider Jennie Daly as the British homebuilder's chief executive officer after incumbent Pete Redfern announced his decision last December to step down from the role.

* PETS AT HOME: Pets at Home PETSP.L said it has appointed Lyssa McGowan as the chief executive officer of Britain's largest pet supplies retailer, replacing Peter Pritchard who is stepping down this year.

* WIZZ AIR: Danish pension fund AkademikerPension said on Monday it was selling its stake in budget airline Wizz Air WIZZ.L over alleged "human and labour rights abuses" towards its workers.

* HALIFAX: British house prices in January rose at their slowest monthly pace since June last year as a post-lockdown boom in the housing market started to fade and a growing cost-of-living squeeze is likely to add a further brake, mortgage lender Halifax said.

* DARKTRACE: British tech tycoon Mike Lynch has resigned as an adviser to Darktrace PLC DARK.L , a British cyber security firm, the Telegraph reported.

* RECKITT: Reckitt Benckiser RKT.L is considering options for its infant nutrition business including a potential sale, Bloomberg News reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

* TESCO: Staff at Tesco TSCO.L deserve to be protected from inflation and it was wrong for the governor of the Bank of England to tell workers to restrain their demands for wage rises, the chairman of Britain's biggest supermarket said.

* BOE: Two top Bank of England officials stressed the need for restraint on pay rises, drawing an icy reaction from unions and government, a day after the BoE sought to head off inflation running at a 30-year high by raising interest rates again.

* London's FTSE 100 ended the week in positive territory after two weeks of losses despite edging lower on Friday as banks retreated a day after the Bank of England raised interest rates to curb soaring inflation.

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Reporting by Amna Karimi in Bengaluru

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