April 6, 2018 / 5:26 AM / a year ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 6

    April 6 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100         index is seen opening 38
points lower at 7,161 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * CONGO MINING: International mining companies have insisted that Democratic
Republic of Congo amend portions of a new mining code to respect exemptions they
were granted by its predecessor.            
    * COPPER: Copper rose 1.4 percent on Thursday as fading concerns over the
prospect of a trade war between China and the United States sparked a bounce in
cyclical assets, driving European stocks up more than 2 percent.            
    * OIL: Oil prices fell on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump's threat
of new tariffs on China reignited fears of a trade war between the world's two
biggest economies.            
    * The UK blue chip index ended up 2.4 percent on Thursday, its biggest
one-day gain since June 2016, as the threat of a trade war between the United
States and China appeared to fade.
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Rahul B in Bengaluru)
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