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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 2

reuters.com · 09/02/2021 01:24
UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 2

- Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening lower on Thursday, with futures FFIc1 down 0.04%.


* FOOTFALL: The number of shoppers hitting Britain's high streets, shopping centres and retail parks continued to improve in August, with the gap on the same month in 2019 reducing to -18.6% from -24.2% in July, footfall data compiled by Springboard showed. nL8N2Q335B

* GOLD: Gold prices were flat as investors were largely on the sidelines awaiting the U.S. non-farm payrolls print that is crucial for Federal Reserve's tapering timeline. nL1N2Q404F

* OIL: Oil prices fell after OPEC+ agreed to keep its policy of gradually returning supply to the market at a time when coronavirus cases around the world are surging and many U.S. refiners, a key source of crude demand, remained offline. nL1N2Q409D

* London's FTSE 100 ended higher on Wednesday, helped by gains in travel stocks and retailers, while data showed UK factory activity grew in August at the weakest rate for six months. nL4N2Q31QY


* UK CORPORATE DIARY:

EnQuest

ENQUF

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Barratt

BTDPF

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Energean

EERGF

HY results

Gem Diamonds

GMDMF

HY results

Petropavlovsk

PPLKY

HY results

Melrose

MLSPF

HY results


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(Reporting by Shanima A in Bengaluru)

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