November 7, 2019 / 7:01 AM / 4 months ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov. 7

    Nov 7 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 4 points
lower at 7,393 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * BHP: BHP Group's Australian shareholders voted against a
resolution to axe the global miner's membership of industry groups that advocate
for coal, backing the board's call and echoing the stance taken by BHP investors
in London, a preliminary tally showed on Thursday.
    * BT/VODAFONE: Britain's Virgin Media is ditching BT's mobile network
for rival Vodafone from late 2021 in a five-year deal that will allow it
to launch new services such as 5G to its more than 3 million customers. 

    * BP: BP is investing 10 million euros ($11.08 million) in Finnish
transportation app Whim as the oil and gas company seeks to expand its role in a
future low-carbon world.
    * SSE: SSE Renewables has been given consent by the Scottish
government to extend its Gordonbush onshore wind farm in Sutherland, it said on
    * BOE RATES: Britain's central bank looks set to sit out the global shift
towards lower interest rates on Thursday, though investors will watch for any
policymaker who might break ranks and vote to give the country's slowing economy
more help.
    * GOLD: Gold prices were little changed on Thursday as investors maintained
a cautious stance amid signs of a delay in Washington and Beijing sealing a
long-awaited interim trade deal.
    * OIL: Oil prices trod water on Thursday after losses in the previous
session, as traders were cautious amid concerns over a potential delay in
sealing a long-awaited interim U.S.-China trade deal and a huge increase of U.S.
crude stockpiles.
    * EX-DIVS: BP and Whitbread will trade without entitlement to
its latest dividend pay-out on Thursday, trimming 6.5 points off the FTSE 100
according to Reuters calculations.
    * The UK blue chip index closed rose 0.1%, as investors waited for news on
U.S.-China trade talks before making further bets.
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:        
 Howden Joinery Group                 Q3 Trading Statement Release
 Derwent London                       Q3 Business Update
 Renewi                               Half Year Earnings Release
 Halfords Group                       Half Year Earnings Release
 Hikma Pharmaceuticals                Trading Statement Release
 System1 Group                        Half Year Earnings Release
 Tate & Lyle                          Half Year Earnings Release
 BAE Systems                          Trading Statement Release
 RSA Insurance Group                  Q3 Trading Statement Release
 J Sainsbury                          Half Year Earnings Release
 Provident Financial                  Q3 Trading Statement Release
 Senior Plc                           Trading Statement Release
 G4S                                  Q3 Trading Statement Release
 Lancashire Holdings                  Q3 Trading Statement Release
 Auto Trader Group                    Half Year Earnings Release
 Inchcape                             Q3 Trading Statement Release
 Superdry                             Half Year Pre-Close Trading Statement 
 Persimmon                            Trading Statement Release
 IMI Plc                              Q3 Interim Management Statement Release
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:
    > Financial Times                     
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 (Reporting by Pushkala in Bengaluru)
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