UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 19

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 19
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June 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 10 points higher at 7,453 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.

* ROLLS ROYCE: Rolls-Royce RR.L chief executive Warren East said on Tuesday that uncertainties over Brexit remain an unwelcome distraction for the aerospace industry three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union. ACACIA MINING: Barrick Gold Corp ABX.TO , the world's No. 2 gold miner, believes its proposed offer to take full control of its African unit is "more than fair" and will engage with Acacia Mining Plc's ACAA.L board and minority shareholders to win them over, Chief Executive Mark Bristow told Reuters on Tuesday. GOALS SOCCER CENTRES: British five-a-side football pitch operator Goals Soccer Centres GOAL.L confirmed on Tuesday it is hiring audit firm Deloitte to help it assess options amid discussions with the UK tax authority HMRC regarding certain tax errors. SPORTS DIRECT, GOALS SOCCER CENTRES: Mike Ashley's Sports Direct SPD.L has demanded British five-a-side football pitch operator Goals Soccer Centres GOAL.L to allow it to hire corporate investigator Kroll to look into a slew of accounting issues at the company, Sky News reported. GOLD: Gold traded almost steady on Wednesday as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy decision later in the day, while expectations of an improvement in trade relationship between the United States and China dented the metal's appeal. OIL: Oil prices extended gains on Wednesday after rising in the previous session on rekindled hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal and on the potential for conflict between the U.S. and Iran in the Middle East after tanker attacks there last week. The UK blue chip index ended 1.2% higher on Tuesday as a promise of more stimulus if required from European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi lifted UK shares across sectors. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: LIVE/

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