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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 17

(Adds company news items, futures)

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening 12 points lower at 6,409 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.3% ahead of cash market open.

* EASYJET: EasyJet plunged to a 1.27 billion pound ($1.68 billion) loss in the 12 months to the end of September, showing the extent of the impact of the pandemic on the British low-cost airline which had never before made an annual loss in its 25-year history.

* IMPERIAL BRANDS: Tobacco company Imperial Brands reported higher full-year sales, as demand for tobacco offset a drop in its e-cigarette business.

* EXPERIAN: Credit data firm Experian Plc posted a better-than-expected operating profit for the first half, boosted by strength in the U.S. mortgage market and demand for its Ascend product.

* HOMESERVE: British home repair services provider HomeServe Plc posted a 16% rise in first-half adjusted profit, helped by a surge in demand for home remodelling during COVID-19 lockdowns, and raised its interim dividend by 7%.

* GOLD: Gold prices eased as market optimism over a second possible COVID-19 vaccine countered a subdued dollar and concerns over rising coronavirus cases globally.

* OIL: Oil prices edged higher on expectations OPEC and its allies will extend oil production cuts for at least three months, while sentiment was bolstered by news of another promising coronavirus vaccine.

* The UK blue-chip index closed 1.7% higher on Monday as positive vaccine data from drugmaker Moderna bolstered hopes of a swift economic recovery to pre-pandemic levels, offsetting concerns over a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union.

* 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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