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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct. 6

    Oct 6 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 16 points higher at
5,959 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * HOVIS: Milan-listed Newlat Food said on Monday it had made a
non-binding offer for Hovis, the 134-year old British bread maker, which is
owned by Premier Foods and The Gores Group.
    * VIRGIN ATLANTIC: Virgin Atlantic has started testing cabin crew and pilots
for COVID-19 on some flights, as industry hopes grow the British government is
close to allowing more widespread airport testing that could help the country's
travel sector recover.
    * OIL: Oil prices edged higher in early trade on Tuesday after U.S.
President Donald Trump returned to the White House after being admitted to a
hospital for COVID-19 treatment last Friday, while another storm brewed in the
U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
    * GOLD: Gold prices dipped on Tuesday, as equities gained after U.S.
President Donald Trump was discharged from hospital after treatment for a
coronavirus infection, though a softer dollar limited losses.
    * The UK blue-chip index closed 0.7% higher on Monday, lifted by oil
stocks as crude prices jumped after doctors treating U.S. President Donald Trump
for COVID-19 hinted that he was doing well, while Cineworld fell
sharply after it said it was considering temporarily closing all U.S. and UK
screens.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 Restaurant Group Plc               Interim results
 
    
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:
    
    TODAY'S UK PAPERS
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 (Reporting by Samantha Machado in Bengaluru;
Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)
  
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