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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept. 29

    Sept 29 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 26 points higher
at 5,954 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.

    * RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto Ltd said on Tuesday that it was ready to
talk to stakeholders over allegations of human rights breaches at a giant copper
mine in Bougainville that it formerly owned, after community members filed a
complaint with the Australian government.
    * J SAINSBURY: Sainsbury's, Britain's second largest supermarket
group, will have doubled its pre-COVID-19 pandemic online capacity by the end of
next month, it said on Monday.
    * OIL: Oil prices fell on Tuesday, paring gains from the previous session,
as persistent demand concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic outweighed hopes
for a new U.S. stimulus package.
    * GOLD:  Gold prices edged up on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar retreated from a
two-month high, with investors looking forward to the first U.S. presidential
debate and developments on a new U.S. coronavirus relief bill.
    * The UK blue-chip index closed up 1.5% on Monday, as Asia-focussed
lender HSBC Holdings jumped 8.9% after Chinese insurance group Ping An
, boosted its stake to 8%.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 Alfa Financial Software Holdings              HY results
 Card Factory Plc                              HY results
 AA Plc                                        HY results
 Pendragon Plc                                 HY results
 Ferguson Plc                                  FY results
 Grainger Plc                                  Q3 trading statement
 Cairn Energy 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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