Reuters / Dec 28 Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening 0.07 percent higher on Wednesday after a four-day Christmas break, according to financial bookmakers.
* The UK blue chip index closed 0.1 percent higher on Friday at 7,068.17 points.
* OIL: Oil prices edged down on Wednesday in quiet early Asian trading as the market waits to see how OPEC and non-OPEC members carry through on planned supply cuts in the new year.
* BP PLC: Australia’s top grocer Woolworths Ltd said on Wednesday it will sell its chain of petrol stations to BP plc for A$1.8 billion ($1.3 billion), the latest disposal in a bid to return the company’s focus to its core supermarket business.
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