Aug 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 25
points at 7318.88 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
* BHP: Global mining giant BHP Billiton committed to quitting its
underperforming U.S. shale oil and gas business on Tuesday, as it posted a surge
in annual underlying profit to $6.7 billion.
* LLOYDS: Ex-CEO of Lloyds Banking Group Plc is suing the bank in a
move that might spark public outrage, The Times reported on Monday. bit.ly/2g1MPAx
* OIL: Oil prices rose on Tuesday, lifted by indications that supply is
gradually tightening, especially in the United States.
* The UK blue chip FTSE 100 index closed down 0.1 percent at
7,318.88 points on Monday, suffering its third straight session of losses, in
line with a broader "risk-off" move among European bourses.
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* UK CORPORATE DIARY:
BHP Billiton PLC Full Year 2017 Earnings Release
Empresaria Group PLC Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
Secure Trust Bank PLC Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
Quantum Pharma PLC Half Year 2018 Earnings Release
Inspired Energy PLC Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
Persimmon PLC Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
Antofagasta PLC Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
Cairn Energy PLC Half Year 2017 Earnings Release
John Wood Group PLC Interim 2017 Earnings Release
Cape PLC Interim 2017 Earnings Release
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(Reporting by Siju Varghese)