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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 13

(Adds company news items, futures)

Nov 13 - Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening 69 points lower at 6,270 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 1.14% ahead of cash market open.

* UK REGULATOR: Britain’s transport minister said he would be making an announcement on changes to the country’s 14-day quarantine rule for travellers into the country “very soon”, giving hope to airlines desperate for travel to restart.

* GOLD: Gold prices inched higher, as fears over the economic fallout from mounting cases of COVID-19 overshadowed hopes of a vaccine, although the metal was on track for its worst weekly performance since late-September.

* OIL: Oil prices fell pressured by fears about a slow recovery in the global economy and fuel demand due to an accelerating rise in COVID-19 infections, but remained on track for a second straight weekly gain, helped by vaccine hopes.

* The UK blue-chip index closed 0.7% lower on Thursday after rallying more than 7% this week as slower-than-expected domestic economic growth in September underscored concerns about a faltering recovery from the coronavirus-driven recession.

* For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:

TODAY’S UK PAPERS

> Financial Times

> Other business headlines (Reporting by Priyanshi Mandhan)

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