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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov. 3

    Nov 3 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 50 points higher at
5,705
on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.

    * G4S: British private security firm G4S has rejected a takeover
proposal from U.S. rival Allied Universal Security Services, Bloomberg News
reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
    * GOLD: Gold prices edged down, as cautious investors awaited the outcome of
the U.S. presidential election with President Donald Trump closely trailing
Democrat Joe Biden in national opinion polls.
    * OIL: Oil prices slipped as worries about soaring COVID-19 cases, rapidly
rising Libyan supply and U.S election jitters outweighed growing hopes that
major producers would hold back on planned production increases.
    * The UK blue-chip index closed 1.4% higher on Monday, as Ocado
 led gains after raising its full year earnings outlook, while mid-caps
fell, as England faced the prospect of entering a nearly one-month lockdown
later in the week.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 Associated British Foods Plc             FY earnings
 Senior Plc                               Trading statement
 Genel Energy Plc                         Trading statement and operations
                                          update
 DS Smith Plc                             Pre-close trading statement
 Weir Group                               Interim management statement
 
    
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:
    
    TODAY'S UK PAPERS
    > Financial Times                     
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 (Reporting by Priyanshi Mandhan)
  
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