Oct 30 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 13 points higher at 5,594 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. * BP: BP plc plans to stop producing fuel in Australia and will convert its Kwinana oil refinery, the biggest of the country's four, into a fuel import terminal, thanks to tough competition in the Asian market, the global major said. * ROYAL DUTCH SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it was ramping up production at it Mars Corridor And Appomattox platforms in the Gulf of Mexico that were shut due to Hurricane Zeta. * PIZZAEXPRESS: PizzaExpress said it would cut another 1,300 jobs across its 370 UK restaurants as new coronavirus restrictions, especially in city centres, kept consumers from eating out. * GOLD: Gold prices rose as the dollar retreated, supported by worries of soaring coronavirus cases in the United States and Europe as well as uncertainty over the upcoming U.S. presidential election. * OIL: Oil prices tumbled, touching a five-month low and extending the previous day's sharp decline on the impact renewed coronavirus lockdowns could have on oil demand. * The UK blue-chip index fell on Thursday as concerns that a resurgence in coronavirus cases might derail a fragile economic recovery, offsetting a clutch of positive earnings from Royal Dutch Shell and Lloyds Bank. * UK CORPORATE DIARY: ConvaTec Group Plc Q3 trading statement International Consolidated Airlines Group SA Q3 earnings Computacentre Plc Q3 trading statement * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: TODAY'S UK PAPERS > Financial Times > Other business headlines (Reporting by Priyanshi Mandhan)
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