Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 44 points higher at 6,224, on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. * SOLGOLD: The board of Cornerstone Capital Resources on Tuesday rejected BHP-backed SolGold Plc's takeover offer for the second time. * TESCO: Online shoppers at Tesco will be able to order ketchup and Coca-Cola in refillable bottles as part of a pilot service by Britain's biggest supermarket chain. * BHP: More than 200,000 Brazilian people and groups will next week kick off a 5 billion-pound lawsuit against Anglo-Australian miner BHP in Britain over a 2015 dam failure. * GSK: An independent panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday voted in favour of approving GlaxoSmithKline's experimental treatment for a common form of blood cancer. * BT: BT said it estimated that a ban on Huawei's equipment in its 5G networks would cost it no more than the 500 million pounds it had earmarked. * OIL: Oil prices rose following a sharp drop in U.S. crude inventories, with the market waiting for next steps from a meeting later in the day on the future level of output cuts by OPEC and its allies. * The UK blue-chip index ended largely unchanged, but well above session lows on Tuesday. Energy and mining stocks were the best performers on the index for the day, helped by weakness in the pound. * UK CORPORATE DIARY: McCarthy & Stone HY Earnings Release Galliford Try Holdings Trading Statement Dunelm Group Q4 Trading Statement Premier Oil Trading Statement Dixons Carphone FY Earnings Statement Severn Trent Q1 Trading Statement Burberry Group Q1 Trading Statement ASOS Trading Statement Hochschild Q2 Production results * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: TODAY'S UK PAPERS > Financial Times > Other business headlines (Reporting by Tapanjana Rudra)
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