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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 26

    Aug 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 10
points higher at 6,047 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.

    * Copper prices rose on optimism over progress in U.S.-China trade talks and
signs that researchers might be closer to a treatment for the coronavirus.

    * GOLD: Gold was little changed, as worries over global economic outlook
offset pressure from signs of progress in U.S.-China trade negotiations, while
investors await a speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

    * OIL: Brent crude oil prices rose, lifted by U.S. producers shutting most
of their offshore output in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Hurricane Laura and
optimism over China-U.S. trade talks.
    * The UK blue-chip index closed lower on Tuesday, weighed down by
miners and a stronger pound, while an unexpected drop in retail sales kept risk
sentiment at bay.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 Provident Financial              Half Year results
 PLC                              
 Polymetal                        Half Year results
 International PLC                
 
    
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:
    
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 (Reporting by Aakash Jagadeesh Babu in Bengaluru)
  
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