UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 24 – Nasdaq

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Aug 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 10 points on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.1 percent ahead of the cash market open.

* DIXONS CARPHONE: Britain’sDixons Carphone Plc downgraded expectations for full-year profit on Thursday, reflecting tougher conditions in the mobile market as customers hold on to handsets for longer and currency fluctuations made new devices more expensive.

* HUNTING: Oilfield services company Hunting Plc reported an 82 percent fall in first-half loss as U.S. shale companies drilled more wells, boosting demand for equipment and services.

* PLAYTECH: Gambling technology company Playtech reported half-year revenue up nearly 25 percent on a…

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