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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 12

05/12/2021 02:46
UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 12

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- Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 35 points lower at 6,913 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures FFIc1 seen down 0.12% ahead of cash market open.

* DIAGEO: Diageo DGE.L said it was expecting organic operating profit growth to be at least 14% in its current fiscal year.nL4N2MZ1R2

* TP ICAP: TP ICAP Plc's TCAPI.L first-quarter revenue fell 9% to £483 million from £530 million a year earlier.nL1N2MZ0CO

* COMPASS GROUP: Compass Group Plc CPG.L said its margins in the third quarter would improve sequentially, supported by the company's cost cutting measures after reporting a pandemic-slump in first-half profit.nL4N2MZ1OM

* TUI: TUI Group said it was expecting a strong 2021 holiday season and stuck to its plan to operate at 75% of its pre-pandemic capacity.nL8N2MZ1VX

* UDG HEALTHCARE: Private-equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CDR) has agreed to buy London-listed UDG Healthcare UDG.L for 2.6 billion pounds, the pharmaceuticals services company said.nL1N2MZ0DN

* CLIMATE: Shareholder advisory PIRC recommended investors vote against Shell's RDSa.L non-binding resolution on its energy transition strategy on Tuesday, setting up a showdown at its annual general meeting next week.nL1N2MY23V

* ECONOMY: Britain's economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 2.1% in March from February, official data showed.nL8N2MZ209

* TECH: Britain said a planned new law would see social media companies fined up to 10% of turnover or 18 million pounds if they failed to stamp out online abuses such as racist hate crimes, while senior managers could also face criminal action.nL8N2MY6PU

* GOLD: Gold prices fell, weighed down by higher U.S. Treasury yields and a slight rebound in the dollar ahead of the much-awaited U.S. consumer price data due later in the day.nL4N2MZ0RY

* OIL: Oil prices rose after industry data showed a drop in U.S. crude inventories, which reinforced OPEC's robust demand outlook.nL4N2MZ08B

* The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 2.6% lower on Tuesday after a sudden drop in big U.S. tech stocks over inflation concerns.nL4N2MY26M

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

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(Reporting by Priyanshi Mandhan in Bengaluru;
Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)

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