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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 10

    Nov 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 42
points lower at 6,144 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.

    * CONSUMERS: Consumer spending, a rare bright spot for Britain's economy
during the coronavirus pandemic, faded in October although the re-introduction
of lockdowns prompted a renewed stockpiling spree, surveys showed.
    * REGULATOR: Britain's accounting and corporate governance regulator called
for global rules to improve how companies inform investors about how their
activities relate to climate change and cutting carbon emissions.
    * ASTRAZENECA: An AstraZeneca executive on Monday said he felt
encouraged by "incredibly promising" COVID-19 vaccine trial data unveiled by
Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.
    * KAZ MINERALS: KAZ Minerals' fifth-biggest investor says it plans
to vote against a 3 billion pound ($3.94 billion) take-private plan orchestrated
by the company's chairman, Oleg Novachuk, because it undervalues it.
    * BREXIT: Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a heavy defeat in
parliament's upper chamber on Monday over proposed laws that would allow him to
breach the terms of Britain's European Union exit treaty.
    * GOLD: Gold prices firmed after falling as much as 5.2% in the previous
session, as hopes of more U.S. stimulus measures to cushion the COVID-19
pandemic hit bolstered the precious metal's appeal as an inflation
hedge.
    * OIL: Oil prices dropped as concerns over fuel demand in the near term in
coronavirus-hit Europe and the United States returned to haunt the market after
an overnight surge on progress towards a COVID-19 vaccine.
    * The UK blue-chip index closed 4.7% higher on Monday as signs of
progress in developing a COVID-19 vaccine bolstered hopes of a swift economic
recovery.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 Land Securities Group Plc                          HY results
 Meggitt Plc                                        Q3 trading statement
 Renewi Plc                                         HY earnings
 Electrocomponents Plc                              HY earnings
 Direct Line Insurance Group Plc                    Q3 trading statement
 Signature Aviation Plc                             Q3 trading statement
 Persimmon Plc                                      Trading statement
 Premier Foods Plc                                  HY earnings
 

    
    * 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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