UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 16



June 16 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening lower on Thursday, with futures FFIc1 down 0.45%.

* SHELL: Shell SHEL.L is building larger vessels that can carry more carbon dioxide over longer distances as part of the company's plans to expand its carbon capture storage (CCS) business globally, the oil major said.

* SHAFTESBURY-CAPCO: Shaftesbury Plc SHB.L and Capital & Counties Properties Plc (Capco) CAPCC.L would merge to form a combined mixed-use portfolio in the heart of the capital city, the companies said.

* FCA: Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said it was writing to more than 3,500 lenders to demand greater support of consumers struggling with soaring costs of living.

* ASOS: ASOS said inflationary pressure was increasingly impacting customers' shopping behaviour, resulting in significantly higher levels of returns as it announced a new chairman and chief executive.

* BOOHOO: Boohoo BOOH.L reported an expected fall in sales in latest quarter, reflecting a tough comparison with the same period last year when sales got a pandemic boost.

* THG: Britain's THG THG.L said it had rejected all recent takeover approaches received, as they "significantly undervalued" the e-commerce group.

* INFORMA: Informa INF.L more than doubled its share buyback programme to 725 million pounds ($880.4 million) and forecast annual sales and profit at the upper end of its outlook range.

* ANGLO AMERICAN: Mining giant AAL.L said that it planned to stop using fresh water at its Los Bronces copper mine in Chile by 2030, instead switching to desalinated and recycled water amid a protracted drought in the Andean country.

* GLOBAL PORTS-MSC: Global Ports Holding PLC GPH.L , the world's largest cruise port operator, said it had received an approach about a potential cash offer from Swiss-based MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.

* FTSE 100: London's main indexes rose on Wednesday as financial stocks gained and strong results from companies including WH Smith lifted sentiment ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the day.

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Reporting by Amna Karimi in Bengaluru

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