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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 14

    Oct 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 20
points higher at 5,990 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    
    * NATIONAL GRID: Qatar Petroleum has secured storage and redelivery capacity
at the UK's Grain liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal for 25 years from
mid-2025, Qatar Petroleum and Britain's National Grid said in separate
statements on Tuesday.
    * GOLD: Gold struggled to gain traction on Wednesday and was stuck below the
key $1,900/ounce psychological level, as lack of an agreement on additional U.S.
fiscal stimulus helped the dollar stay firm.
    * OIL: Oil prices slipped on Wednesday on concerns that fuel demand will
continue to falter as rising coronavirus cases across Europe and in the United
States, the world's biggest oil consumer, could impede economic growth.

    * The UK blue-chip index closed 0.5% lower on Tuesday, while
London's mid-cap index fell from four-month highs on concerns around the
timeline of a COVID-19 vaccine as well as uncertainties over a Brexit trade deal
with the European Union ahead of a self-imposed UK deadline.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 G4S Plc                             Q3 trading statement
 Bunzl Plc                           Q3 trading statement
 Pearson Plc                         Q3 trading statement
 Pagegroup Plc                       Q3 trading statement
 Stock Spirit Group Plc              Pre-close trading
 Barratt Developments                Trading statement
 Ashmore Group Plc                   Q1 AUM 
 ASOS Plc                            FY results
 Angling Direct Plc                  HY results
 
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:
    
    TODAY'S UK PAPERS
    > Financial Times                     
    > Other business headlines            

 (Reporting by Samantha Machado in Bengaluru)
  
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