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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 4

    Sept 4 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 40
points lower at 5,811 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.
    
    * BHP: BHP Group, said on Friday it has awarded a tender
to charter five bulk iron ore carriers powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG),
aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions on voyages to biggest customer China by
more than 30%.
    * JOB ADS: The number of job adverts in Britain rose at a slower pace in
late August than earlier in the month, a recruiters body said on Friday, but
there were signs that companies were looking for staff to help with a return to
their offices.
    * CAR REGISTRATIONS: New car registrations in Britain fell last month by
around 5% in annual terms, preliminary data from the Society of Motor
Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed on Friday.
    * METALS: Copper prices gained on Friday as low inventories in exchange
warehouses, disrupted ore supplies and solid economic recovery in top consumer
China lent support.
    * GOLD: Gold prices rose, as U.S. Treasury yields fell and a pullback in
global equities bolstered demand for the safe-haven metal ahead of the U.S.
non-farm payrolls report. 
    * OIL: Oil futures slipped 1%, with prices on both sides of the Atlantic
heading for their biggest weekly drops since June, as lacklustre demand and
ample fuel supplies offset support from a weaker dollar.
    * The UK blue-chip index slipped 1.6% on Thursday, after optimism
about more stimulus proved to be short-lived, while shares of Melrose jumped
after it signalled a pick-up in some markets.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 Berkeley Group Holdings Plc                Trading statement
                                            
 Capital & Regional Plc                     Half Year 2020
                                            Earnings Release
                                            
 Eurocell PLC                               Half Year 2020
                                            Earnings Release
 
    
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 (Reporting by Aakash Jagadeesh Babu in Bengaluru)
  
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