July 14, 2020 / 5:37 AM / in a month

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 14

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 80 points lower at 6,096 on
Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.

    * EASYJET: EasyJet's new chief operating officer, Peter Bellew, will
face a vote of confidence from pilots this week, the British Airline Pilots
Association (BALPA) said on Monday.
    * RETAIL: A release of pent-up demand after the coronavirus lockdown spurred
a rebound in retail sales last month, although overall consumer spending remains
far below normal levels, surveys showed.
    * FINANCE: Top central bankers in the United States and Britain said the
end-2021 deadline for dropping the Libor benchmark interest rate would not be
extended because of the COVID crisis.
    * OIL: Oil prices fell around 2% in early trade on worries that new
clampdowns on businesses to stem surging coronavirus cases in California and
other U.S. states could threaten the nascent recovery in fuel
demand.
    * GOLD: Gold prices slipped below the key $1,800 level, as the U.S. dollar
strengthened.
    * METAL: London copper broke a streak of six straight sessions of gains
while Shanghai prices also fell, as rising virus cases globally raised fears of
a second round of lockdowns.
    * The UK blue-chip index closed 1.3% higher on Monday, as the focus
turned to the upcoming second-quarter earnings season.
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 Halma PLC                                    FY Earnings Releases
 Polar Capital Technology Trust               FY Earnings Releases
 Omega Diagnostics Group                      FY Earnings Releases
 Ocado Group                                  HY Earnings Releases
 AO World                                     FY Earnings Releases
 Ashmore                                      Q4 AUM statement
    
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:
    
    TODAY'S UK PAPERS
    > Financial Times                     
    > Other business headlines            

 (Reporting by Tapanjana Rudra; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)
  
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