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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 22

    Sept 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen
opening 33 points higher on Tuesday, according to financial
bookmakers.
    
    * POWER LINK: British and Dutch grid operators will explore
the feasibility of building an electricity interconnector
between the two countries, linking offshore wind assets, they
said.
    * LOCKDOWN: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will
encourage Britons on Tuesday to go back to working from home if
they can to contain the spread of coronavirus, The Telegraph
reported late on Monday.
    * BROADBAND: Vodafone, Comcast unit SKY
and WindTre on Monday urged Italy to create a single broadband
communications network that can guarantee neutrality and
independence for all players.
    * IPO: Ghana, Africa's largest gold producer, is planning an
up to $500 million listing of its gold royalty fund in London in
October, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

    * PUBS: Pubs in England will have to close at 10pm local
time to tackle rising COVID-19 infections, and bars and
restaurants could be shut completely in hard-hit areas, Prime
Minister Boris Johnson will announce on Tuesday, the Sun
newspaper reported.
    * LOCKDOWN: London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Monday he had
agreed with local council leaders and public health experts new
COVID-19 restrictions to be put to central government in an
attempt to stem the outbreak in the capital.
    * OIL: Oil rose in early trade, paring sharp overnight
losses, as the latest tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico lost
strength.
    * The FTSE 100 marked its worst day in more than three
months on Monday as HSBC and Standard Chartered slid on reports
the banks were among those that moved allegedly illicit funds,
while travel stocks plummeted on fears of more
coronavirus-related lockdowns.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:   
 Close Brothers Group              FY results
 Judges Scientific                 HY results
 Alliance Pharma Plc               HY results
 Kingfisher Plc                    HY results
 AG Barr Plc                       HY results
 
    
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please
click on:    
    TODAY'S UK PAPERS
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 (Reporting by Shanima A in Bengaluru)
  
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