UK stock market: Key factors to watch on January 12
London: Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 8 points on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.
* CARILLION: British building and services company Carillion Plc is asking creditors to consider a debt extension or roll-over in financing talks, which are set to continue into Friday, a source familiar with the situation said.
* UK BANKS: British Prime Minister Theresa May told bankers from firms such as Goldman Sachs on Thursday they were a priority for her in the Brexit talks, just as new warnings emerged of job losses in the London financial sector unless there is a trade deal.
* UK INSURERS: The Bank of England has proposed easing the burden of European Union capital rules for insurers, but the industry urged the regulator to go further and meet calls from British lawmakers for more radical change.
* OIL: Oil prices eased on Friday after hitting their highest levels since December 2014 the previous day.
* GOLD: Gold prices rose for a third straight session on Friday to their highest since September as the slumping dollar drew investors to buy the yellow metal. Bullion is on track for its fifth weekly gain.
* The UK blue chip index closed 0.2 percent higher at 7,762.94 points on Thursday, with strong metal and oil prices supporting mining and energy stocks.