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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 19

    Nov 19 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 59 points lower at
6,327 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.

    * BT: BT Chief Executive Philip Jansen is "open-minded" about the
possibility of selling a stake in the British company's Openreach infrastructure
unit once there is full clarity on the regulation of fibre networks next year,
he said on Wednesday.
    * TRADE DEAL: Canada and the United Kingdom are closer to signing a new
trade agreement, which will replace the existing deal Britain has through
European Union membership, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday.
    * GOLD: Gold prices inched lower as a firmer dollar and progress in COVID-19
vaccine developments offset concerns over spiking virus cases in the United
States and hopes of more stimulus.
    * OIL: Oil futures eased surrendering some gains from the previous day as
the surge in coronavirus cases and tighter economic restrictions around the
globe stoked fears over slower fuel demand, outweighing upbeat vaccine
news.
    * The UK blue-chip index closed 0.3% higher on Wednesday as hopes of
a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union and further positive vaccine
data from drugmaker Pfizer offset concerns about economic damage from surging
coronavirus cases.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 Naked Wines Plc                                    HY earnings
 Kingfisher Plc                                     Q3 trading statement
 Royal Mail Group Plc                               HY earnings
 Johnson Matthey Plc                                HY earnings
 Helma Plc                                          HY earnings
 Keller Group Plc                                   Q3 trading statement
 Syncona Plc                                        HY earnings
 CMC Markets Plc                                    HY earnings
 Londonmetric Property Plc                          HY earnings
 Mitie Group PLc                                    HY earnings
 Jet2 Plc                                           HY earnings
 Close Brothers Group Plc                           Q1 trading update
 Investec Plc                                       HY earnings
 Grainger Plc                                       FY earnings
 Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc               FY 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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