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 > Financial Times > Other business headlines (Reporting by Priyanshi Mandhan)
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