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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 13

    Oct 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 19
points higher at 6,020 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.

    * BALFOUR BEATTY: British infrastructure group Balfour Beatty Plc
has started a search for a new chairman as chairman Philip Aiken is preparing to
leave the firm, Sky News reported on Monday.
    * LSE: The London Stock Exchange said its pan-European share trading
arm Turquoise will offer trading in EU-listed shares on its Dutch platform from
the end of next month if there is no agreement on future direct access to the
bloc by then.
    * GOLD: Gold prices fell with a slight rebound in dollar, while investors
clung to hopes of a U.S. stimulus package being eventually released.

    * OIL: Oil prices were steady in early trade, sitting on losses of nearly 3%
from the previous session after supplies began to resume in Norway and the U.S.
Gulf of Mexico and Libya resumed production at its largest oilfield.

    * The UK blue-chip index closed 0.3% lower on Monday in a choppy
trading session as a dip in oil prices hit energy stocks and as Prime Minister
Boris Johnson laid out fresh restrictions to contain the growing coronavirus
crisis.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 French Connection Group Plc             HY results
    
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:
    
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 (Reporting by Samantha Machado in Bengaluru)
  
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