UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 14

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 14
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Sept 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is expected to open 6 points higher at 7,385 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.

* GLAXOSMITHKLINE: A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Wednesday voted 11-0 that the safety and efficacy of GlaxoSmithKline's shingles vaccine warrants approval for its use in adults aged 50 and over.

* OIL: Oil prices on Thursday held most of their gains of around 2 percent from the previous session, buoyed after the International Energy Agency raised its forecast for growth in global oil demand.

* GOLD: Gold edged down on Thursday to its lowest in nearly two weeks on waning risk aversion, and as the dollar steadied ahead of U.S. consumer inflation data that could offer clues on the timing of further interest rate hikes.

* BRITAIN-EU: Britain will reject "protectionist" agendas from the European Union in favour of "forward-leaning" proposals when it comes to supervising cross-border financial markets after Brexit, UK finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday.

* EX-DIVS: No FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday.

* The UK blue chip index closed down 0.28 percent at 7,379 points on Wednesday, as the British currency briefly surged to $1.3329.


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