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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct. 30

    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
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 (Reporting by Priyanshi Mandhan)
  
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