UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 26

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 26
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July 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening up 2 points on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.

ACACIA MINING: Acacia Mining's ACAA.L shares fell for a sixth straight session on Tuesday, a day after the gold miner was hit with a tax bill of more than $190 billion by the Tanzanian government.

VEDANTA RESOURCES: Zambia's Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) said on Tuesday it was halting operations indefinitely at its Nchanga underground mine (NUG) in Chingola state due to theft of high voltage cables.

METRO BANK: Metro Bank Plc MTRO.L said successful completion of the non pre-emptive cash placing of new ordinary shares.

BREXIT: The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that it foresaw only a modest increase in transaction costs if clearing and other financial activities are moved from the City of London to the European Union after Brexit.

BRITAIN AUTO: Britain's government will announce on Wednesday that it will ban the sale of petrol- and diesel-fuelled cars from 2040 when all vehicles must be fully electric as part of a plan to clean up air pollution, newspapers reported on Tuesday.

COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper CMCU3 was up 0.5 percent at $6,257 a tonne, as of 0221 GMT, extending from Monday's gains. Earlier in the session, prices hit $6,280 a tonne, its highest since May 2015.

OIL: Oil prices firmed on Wednesday to hold near eight-week highs hit in the previous session, on expectations of a drawdown in U.S. stocks and as a rise in shale oil production shows signs of slowing. The UK blue chip index FTSE 100 .FTSE closed 0.8 percent higher at 7,434.82 points on Tuesday, as strong results and buoyant basic resource stocks boosted the index and small-cap luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo CHOO.L soared 17 percent after an agreed bid by U.S. retailer Michael Kors.

UK CORPORATE DIARY:

Antofagasta

ANTO.L

Q2 Production report Fresnilo

FRES.L

Q2 Production report Vedanta Resources Plc

VED.L

Q1 production report Metro Bank

MTRO.L

Interim Earnings Release CNH Industrial NV

CNHI.MI Q2 2017 Earnings Release Sage Group PLC

SGE.L

Q3 2017 Trading Statement Release Jupiter Fund Management

JUP.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Quartix Holdings PLC

QTX.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Hammerson PLC

HMSO.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Berendsen PLC

BRSN.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Marston's PLC

MARS.L

Half Year 2017 Interim Statement Unite Group PLC

UTG.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Brewin Dolphin Holdings

BRW.L

Q3 2017 Interim Management Statement Robert Walters Plc

RWA.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Centaur Media PLC

CAU.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release PayPoint plc

PAYP.L

Q1 2017 Trading Statement Release Subsea 7 SA

SUBC.OL Q2 2017 Earnings Release GKN PLC

GKN.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Compass Group PLC

CPG.L

Q3 2017 Trading Statement Release 3i Group PLC

III.L

Q1 2018 Performance Update Tullow Oil PLC

TLW.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Paragon Group

PARA.L

Q3 2017 Trading Statement Release ITV PLC

ITV.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release International Personal

IPF.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Finance

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

GSK.L

Q2 2017 Earnings Release

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