UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 15

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 15
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Feb 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening flat at 7,197 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.

* TBC BANK: TBC Bank Group Plc TBCG.L said on Thursday that its chairman and vice-chairman have been asked by Georgia's central bank to step down as board members of its unit, TBC Bank, in connection with an ongoing investigation into certain transactions. BREXIT: British Prime Minister Theresa May was defeated in a symbolic vote in parliament on her Brexit strategy on Thursday, undermining her negotiating strength in talks with the European Union to secure changes to the agreement. GOLD: Gold traded in a tight $3 range on Friday as concerns over an economic slowdown supported prices for the safe-haven metal and a firm dollar kept a lid on gains. OIL: Brent crude oil prices hit 2019 highs above $65 per barrel on Friday, spurred by U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and Iran as well as OPEC-led supply cuts. The UK blue chip index closed 0.1 percent higher on Thursday, aided by earnings-driven gains in AstraZeneca and Micro Focus, while medical device maker ConvaTec single-handedly contributed to nearly one-third of the midcap index's dip. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: LIVE/

* UK CORPORATE DIARY: Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc


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