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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 20

    Nov 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 14
points higher at 6,348 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.

    * BREXIT: Chief Brexit negotiators suspended direct talks on Thursday after
a member of the EU team tested positive for COVID-19, but officials continued
working remotely to clinch an EU-UK trade deal that would come into force in
just six weeks.
    * GOLD: Gold prices fell after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called
for an end to some of the Federal Reserve's pandemic lending, sparking
uncertainty about stimulus programmes that have played a key role in reassuring
financial markets.
    * OIL: U.S. oil prices slipped, dropping for a second day as concerns
mounted about the hit to demand from the surge in COVID-19 infections forcing
new lockdowns, but prices were supported by signs of movement on a stimulus deal
in Washington.
    * The UK blue-chip index closed 0.8% lower on Thursday as
uncertainty over a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union and surging
COVID-19 infections sparked fears of more damage to an already-faltering
domestic economic recovery.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:
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 (Reporting by Priyanshi  Mandhan)
  
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