UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 18



May 18 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening flat on Wednesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.08%.

* BRITISH LAND: British Land Company Plc BLND.L reported an annual profit after three consecutive years of losses, as the commercial landlord witnessed a recovery in occupancy at its office and retail spaces with easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

* EXPERIAN: Experian EXPN.L posted a 34% jump in full-year profit, as the world's largest credit data firm benefited from robust demand for its consumer-focused services in North America.

* BURBERRY GROUP: British luxury brand Burberry BRBY.L said its outlook for the year ahead depended on how quickly China, its biggest market, recovered from COVID-19 lockdowns, after meeting expectations for sales and operating profit for its 2022 financial year.

* PREMIER FOODS: Premier Foods PFD.L , the maker of Mr Kipling cakes and OXO cubes, said it will raise prices of its products as part of plans to tackle rising costs of wheat, dairy and fuel, after reporting an annual profit that surpassed its forecast.

* AVIVA: British insurer Aviva AV.L said it was on track to hit financial targets as it recorded a 5% increase in general insurance sales in the first quarter, helped by strong performance in commercial insurance in Britain and Canada.

* BARCLAYS: Britain's Barclays Plc BARC.L said on Wednesday it had nearly doubled its stake in Barrenjoey Capital Partners to help expand the Australia-based investment banking boutique's business.

* M&C SAATCHI: British advertising group M&C Saatchi SAA.L on Tuesday rejected a fresh 253.6 million pounds ($316.44 million) takeover offer from the acquisition vehicle of its top shareholder Vin Murria.

* TUI: Holiday group TUI TUIGn.DE , TUIT.L on Tuesday unveiled a capital increase to pay back elements of a German state bailout that it had received during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

* UK stocks advanced on Tuesday on hopes that China would ease its COVID-19 curbs and regulatory scrutiny, although strength in the pound following an upbeat employment report capped gains for the export-oriented FTSE 100.

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Reporting by Muhammed Husain in Bengaluru

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