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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov. 9

    Nov 9 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 71 points higher at
5,981 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers.

    * G4S: Canadian security firm GardaWorld, which launched a hostile bid last
month for larger rival G4S Plc, said on Sunday it has extended its offer
after the British company repeatedly rejected its offers.
    * CODEMASTERS: British videogame developer Codemasters Group Holdings
 said on Friday it had received a buyout offer from U.S.-based videogame
publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc for 485 pence per
share.
    * TRADE TALKS: The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said he
was very happy to be back in London on Sunday and work would continue on
securing a trade deal with Britain.
    * GOLD: Gold prices firmed, bolstered by a weaker dollar and hopes of more
coronavirus stimulus measures under U.S. President-elect Joe Biden.
    * OIL: Oil prices gained more than 2%, with Brent futures rising above $40 a
barrel, after Joe Biden clinched the U.S. presidency and buoyed risk appetite,
offsetting worries about impact on fuel demand from the worsening coronavirus
pandemic.
    * The UK blue-chip index closed 0.1% higher on Friday, although
gains were limited by concerns over surging coronavirus cases and a Brexit-trade
deal, while investors waited for the outcome of a close U.S. presidential
election race.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 Dignity Plc                                Q3 trading statement
 Ultra Electronics Holdings Plc             Q3 trading statement
 On the Beach                               FY trading update
 

    
    * 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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