UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 15

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 15
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March 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE is seen opening 15 points higher at 7,200 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.

* Lloyds: A long-awaited probe into what Lloyds Banking Group LLOY.L executives knew about one of Britain's worst-ever banking frauds is now not likely to be completed until next year, a source with knowledge of the review said. Aston Martin: The total remuneration for the boss of luxury carmaker Aston Martin AML.L stood at 3 million pounds ($4 million) in 2018, according to the firm's annual report. DEBENHAMS: Debenhams DEB.L will consider a 150 million pound ($199 million) loan offer from dissident shareholder Sports Direct SPD.L , it said on Thursday while indicating that Mike Ashley's latest push for control of the struggling British department store group is unlikely to fly. GOLD: Gold prices edged down on Friday after slipping below the key $1,300 level in the previous session, pressured by improving appetite for risk as British lawmakers voted to seek a delay to the country's exit from the European Union. OIL: Oil prices were firm on Friday amid production cuts led by OPEC and as U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and Iran likely created a slight deficit in global supply in the first quarter of 2019. The UK blue chip index closed 0.37 percent higher at 7185.43 on Thursday as financials cheered British lawmakers' rejection of a disruptive no-deal Brexit and oil majors rose on higher crude prices, but mid-cap retirement services specialist Just Group slumped on plans to raise funds. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: LIVE/


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