UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 28

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 28
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July 28 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening down 36 points at 7406.8 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.

UK CONSUMER MORALE: British consumer morale has sunk back to depths hit just after last year's Brexit vote and worse may be to come as households' view of the broader economic situation dropped to a four-year low, according to a survey on Friday.

SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell Plc RDSa.L plans to begin permanently shuttering the gasoline-producing unit at its 227,586 barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana, refinery in January 2018, said sources familiar with the company's plans on Thursday.

OIL: Oil prices extended a rally into a sixth day on Friday, hovering near 8-week highs on a decline in U.S. inventories and OPEC's ongoing efforts to curb production to ease a global glut. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were up 2 cents, or 0.04 percent, at $51.51 per barrel at 0059 GMT.

GOLD: Gold steadied on Friday after retreating from a more than six-week high hit in the previous session, with investors looking for cues on the health of the U.S. economy from second-quarter gross domestic product data due later in the session.

COPPER: Copper prices drifted in early Asian trading on Friday with little movement in currency markets, a key driver over recent sessions. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange CMCU3 was little changed at $6,329 a tonne by 0134 GMT after trading flat in the previous session.

A punishing fall in AstraZeneca's shares after the failure of a key lung cancer study for the pharma company offset the impact of earnings-led gains for drinks giant Diageo (LON: DGE ) on Britain's top share index. The bluechip FTSE 100 .FTSE index fell 0.2 percent on Thursday, in line with the broader European market.

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