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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 19

Aug 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 65 points lower on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures FFIc1 down 1.03% * ANTOFAGASTA: Chilean miner Antofagasta ANTO.L saw its half-year profit soar to $1.784 billion, from $388 million in the same period of 2020, and said it will pay an interim dividend of 23.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 19

Aug 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 65 points lower on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * HSBC: HSBC Holdings HSBA.L said the banking group has initiated legal proceedings against El Salvador for what the company called a breach of the nation's investment treaty with the UK. * AVAST: Asset manager Schroders
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British Business - Aug. 19

Aug 19 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times - Avast AVST.L faces an investor backlash against its 6.2 billion pounds ($8.52 billion) deal to sell itself to an American rival NortonLifeLock NLOK.O after Schrod
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UK to probe U.S. private equity purchase of defence firm Ultra

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Britain said it will investigate possible national security risks from the planned 2.6 billion-pound ($3.6 billion) acquisition of defence firm Ultra Electronics by rival Cobham, which is owned by U.S. private equity firm Advent. Customers of Ultra, which sells torpedo and radar systems and a range of defence communicatio
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UK to investigate U.S. private equity takeover of defence firm Ultra

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Britain's government asked regulators to investigate the planned 2.6 billion-pound ($3.6 billion) acquisition of defence firm Ultra Electronics by rival Cobham, which is owned by U.S. private equity firm Advent. "The UK is open for business, however foreign investment must not threaten our national security," business min
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