June 25, 2019 / 5:09 AM / 2 months ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 25

    June 25 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 19
points lower at 7,397 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    
    * SHELL: A domestic consortium set up by Royal Dutch Shell and
pension fund manager PGGM has taken a bigger lead in the race for Dutch energy
company Eneco as two other contenders have dropped out, sources close to the
matter said.
    * OIL: Oil fell on Tuesday amid concerns over the outlook for crude demand,
but prices were supported after Washington announced new sanctions on Iran amid
mounting tensions in the Middle East.
    * GOLD: Gold prices climbed more than 1% on Tuesday to their highest in six
years as the dollar weakened on prospects of monetary easing by the Federal
Reserve, while simmering U.S.-Iran tensions drove investors towards the
safe-haven bullion.
    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.1% higher on Monday as gains in defensive
stocks such as healthcare were balanced by pressure on Asia-focussed banks, with
Sino-U.S. trade talks once again set to take centre stage at this week's G20
summit.
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:

    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:
 Pressure Technologies Plc             HY Earnings release
 Mind Gym Plc                          FY Earnings release
 Petrofac Ltd                          Pre-close trading update
 Northgate Plc                         FY Earnings release
        
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 (Reporting by Samantha Machado in Bengaluru)
  
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