UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 18

July 18(Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Monday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.53%.

* JOHNSON MATTHEY: Johnson Matthey JMAT.L said on Monday it is building an 80 million pound ($95.08 million) gigafactory as it looks to expand manufacturing of hydrogen fuel cell components in the UK.

* GSK: British drugmaker GSK GSK.L spun off its consumer health business on Monday in the biggest listing in Europe for more than a decade.

* LV=: British mutual life insurer LV= on Monday said that Mark Hartigan will step down from his role as interim chief executive and board member once a permanent replacement is found.

* DELIVEROO: British food delivery company Deliveroo ROO.L on Monday slashed its full-year revenue guidance, blaming a more cautious economic outlook.

* EUROMONEY: Astorg Asset Management said on Monday a group led by the French investment group would offer to buy Euromoney ERM.L , which could value the British business-to-business information firm at 1.6 billion pounds.

* ROLLS-ROYCE: Rolls-Royce RR.L said it would start testing this year a prototype of its UltraFan engine, the world's largest turbofan, which has been designed to be up to 25% more efficient than its first generation Trent engines.

* STARBUCKS: Starbucks Corp SBUX.O is not in a formal sale process for its UK business, a company spokesperson said in a statement after The Times reported earlier on Saturday that the coffee chain is exploring a sale of the UK operations.

* BT: More than 40,000 British workers for telecoms company BT Group will hold a two-day national strike over pay on July 29 and Aug. 1, their first such action in 35 years, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) said on Friday.

* London's FTSE 100 index ended the week lower on worries about aggressive interest rate hikes and a sharp slowdown in the global economy, even as energy and defensive stocks lifted the benchmark index more than 1% on Friday.

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Reporting by Muhammed Husain in Bengaluru

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