UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 24

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 24
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July 24 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 8 points higher at 7,565 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.

* DE LA RUE: The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has opened a criminal investigation into passport and banknote printer De La Rue DLAR.L over "suspected corruption" in its business in South Sudan, sending its shares plunging to 16-year lows. BRITISH AIRWAYS: British Airways has lost a legal bid to stop its pilots from going on strike over pay in the busy summer holiday season but said it plans to appeal the decision. RYANAIR: Ryanair's RYA.I Irish pilot union on Tuesday began a ballot of members on possible strike action with results due by Aug. 9, the FORSA-IALPA union said in a statement. OIL: Oil prices edged higher on Wednesday, extending gains as rising tensions with Iran fuelled concerns about supply disruptions and as U.S. inventory data showed a much bigger than expected drop in crude stockpiles. GOLD: Gold prices rose on Wednesday, moving away from a one-week low touched in the previous session, as escalating tensions in the Middle East drove investors towards the safe-haven metal, while a stronger dollar limited the metal's gain. The UK blue chip index closed 0.6% higher on Tuesday, helped by broad gains on a combination of generally positive corporate results from Wall Street and Europe and bets that major central banks would cut interest rates soon. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: LIVE/

* UK CORPORATE DIARY: Just Group Plc

JUSTJ.L Q2 Trading update Quartix Holdings Plc

QTX.L

HY Earnings release Van Elle Holdings Plc

VANL.L

FY Earnings release Antofagasta Plc

ANTO.L

Q2 Production report Croda International Plc

CRDA.L

HY Earnings release Segro Plc

SGRO.L

HY Earnings release PayPoint Plc

PAYP.L

Q1 Trading statement Informa Plc

INF.L

HY Earnings release Polymetal International Plc

POLYP.L Q2 Production results Marston's Plc

MARS.L

Interim management statement ITV Plc

ITV.L

HY Earnings release GlaxoSmithKline Plc

GSK.L

Q2 Earnings release Drax Group Plc

DRX.L

HY Earnings release Britvic Plc

BVIC.L

Q3 Trading statement Tullow Oil Plc

TLW.L

HY Earnings release

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