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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 8

    Sept 8 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 5 points
higher at 5,942 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * IAG: Willie Walsh will pass the controls of IAG to Luis Gallego
at the British Airways and Iberia owner's annual meeting on Tuesday, where
shareholders will be asked to stump up billions of euros to help it through the
coronavirus crisis.
    * OIL: Oil prices fell on Tuesday amid concerns that a possible rise in
COVID-19 cases following the U.S. Labor Day long weekend, which also marks the
end of the peak U.S. driving season, could squeeze demand for fuel.
    * GOLD: Gold prices slipped on Tuesday, weighed down by a stronger U.S.
dollar, but the safe-haven metal's decline was limited by growing fears over the
global economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.
    * The UK blue-chip index ended 2.4% on Monday as Astrazeneca and
GlaxoSmithKline rose on news about their respective COVID-19 vaccines, while a
weaker pound helped exporters.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 Digitalbox Plc                               HY results
 Fevertree Drinks Plc                         HY results
 Midwich Group Plc                            HY results
 Ashtead Group Plc                            Q1 earnings release
 Travis Perkins                               HY results
 Gaming Realms Plc                            HY results
 McBride Plc                                  FY results
 JD Sports Fashion Plc                        HY results
 International Personal Finance               HY results
 Signature Aviation                           HY results
 Meggitt Plc                                  HY results
 Halfords Group Plc                           Q1 trading statement
 Gamma Communications                         HY 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)
  
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