LONDON (Reuters) - The FTSE 100 was seen opening 31 points higher by financial bookmakers on Monday, tracking gains in Asian equities as fears subsided that the U.S. would introduce a harsh bill regulating the banking sector.
The blue chip index was seen gaining 0.6 percent, after a run of four days of consecutive losses. It closed down 1.1 percent at 5,046.47 points on Friday.
Leaders of the Group of 20 nations agreed on Sunday to take different paths for cutting budget deficits and making their banking systems safer, a reflection of the uneven and fragile economic recovery in many countries.
In a change of direction from the unity of the past three crisis-era G20, the leaders left room to move at their own pace and adopt "differentiated and tailored" policies.
Asian stocks got mild support after recent weakness with the MSCI index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan gaining 0.7 percent.
Japan's Nikkei average extended falls on Monday, however, after closing below a key support level, having booked its biggest weekly loss in a month last week.
UK stocks to watch on Monday are:
STANDARD CHARTERED (Standard Chartered PLC ORD USD)
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SENIOR (Senior PLC 10P)
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