July 23, 2020 / 6:00 AM / 12 days ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch July 23

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 7 points lower on Thursday, according to financial
bookmakers.

    * ANTOFAGASTA: One of the world's largest copper producers, Chilean miner Antofagasta, and
workers at its Zaldivar mine decided to extend government-mediated talks for a new union contract and avoid
a strike, a union source said on Wednesday night.
    * PREMIER LEAGUE: Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) warned on Thursday that hackers are
increasingly targeting soccer clubs in the Premier League in a wider attack on the country's sports sector.

    * CARNIVAL: Carnival Corp's Princess Cruises said on Wednesday it would extend the suspension
of select voyages through Dec. 15 as it looks to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
    * BRITISH AIRWAYS: UK pilots' union BALPA is recommending that its 4,300 members accept British
Airways' proposal of about 20% reduced pay and voluntary severance to limit the amount of forced job cuts,
the union said on Wednesday.
    * CHINESE HACKING:  Foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Wednesday Britain was concerned by evidence
published by the United States showing that China was involved in cyber attacks against medical and
academic institutions in 11 countries including the U.K.
    * EX-DIVS: Pennon Group and SSE will trade without entitlement to its latest dividend
pay-out on Thursday, trimming 2.8 points off the FTSE 100 according to Reuters calculations.
    * The UK blue-chip index sank on Wednesday with energy and healthcare stocks weighing the most
amid weaker oil prices and some unwinding of bets on the timeline of a coronavirus vaccine.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 Rightmove                 RMV.L     Rightmove
   PLC                                 PLC Pre-Close Trading Statement Release
 AFC                       AFEN.L    Half
   Energy PLC                          Year 2020 AFC Energy PLC Earnings Release
 Relx PLC                  REL.L     Half
                                       Year 2020 Relx PLC Earnings Release
 Croda                     CRDA.L    Half
   International PLC                   Year 2020 Croda International PLC Earnings Release
 Howden                    HWDN.L    Half
   Joinery Group PLC                   Year 2020 Howden Joinery Group PLC Earnings Release
 NCC                       NCCG.L    Full
   Group PLC                           Year 2020 NCC Group PLC Earnings Release
 G4S PLC                   GFS.L     Half
                                       Year 2020 G4S PLC Earnings Release
 Pentair                   PNR.N     Q2 2020
   PLC                                 Pentair PLC Earnings Release
 Unilever                  ULVR.L    Half
   PLC                                 Year 2020 Unilever PLC Earnings Release
 Daily                     DMGOa.L   Q3 2020
   Mail and General Trust              Daily Mail and General Trust P L C Trading Statement Release
 P L C                               
 IG Group                  IGG.L     Full
   Holdings PLC                        Year 2020 IG Group Holdings PLC Earnings Release
 Brewin                    BRW.L     Q3 2020
   Dolphin Holdings PLC                Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC Trading Statement Release
 Sage                      SGE.L     Q3 2020
   Group PLC                           Sage Group PLC Trading Statement Release
 
    
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