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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 17

    Nov 17 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 12 points lower at
6,409 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers

    * COVID-19: Britain has secured 5 million doses of an experimental COVID-19
vaccine developed by Moderna Inc after it reported positive trial
results, health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday, with the earliest doses
expected for delivery in spring.
    * BREXIT: European Union diplomats warned Britain on Monday that time was
fast running out for a Brexit deal, and that it may already be too late to
ratify one, as negotiators in Brussels began a last-ditch attempt to avoid a
tumultuous exit at the end of December.
    * GOLD: Gold prices edged higher as the dollar slipped, while investors
weighed concerns over spiking coronavirus cases globally against optimism over
positive developments around a second possible COVID-19 vaccine.
    * OIL: Oil prices edged higher on expectations OPEC and its allies will
extend oil production cuts for at least three months, while sentiment was
bolstered by news of another promising coronavirus vaccine.
    * The UK blue-chip index closed 1.7% higher on Monday as positive
vaccine data from drugmaker Moderna bolstered hopes of a swift economic recovery
to pre-pandemic levels, offsetting concerns over a post-Brexit trade deal with
the European Union.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
    
 Ninety One Plc                              HY earnings
 EasyJet Plc                                 FY earnings
 Big Yellow Group Plc                        HY earnings
 Assura Plc                                  HY earnings
 Imperial Brands Plc                         FY earnings
 Aggreko Plc                                 Q3 trading statement
 Telecom Plus Plc                            HY results
 HomeServe Plc                               HY earnings
 Intermediate Capital Group Plc              HY earnings
 Experian Plc                                HY earnings
 Focusrite Plc                               FY earnings
 

    
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:
    
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 (Reporting by Priyanshi  Mandhan)
  
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