UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 14
Aug 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 13 points higher at 6,199 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.
* TRAVEL: Britain will impose a 14-day quarantine on all arrivals from France, the Netherlands, Malta and three other countries, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Thursday. OIL: Oil prices advanced and were heading for a second week of gains amid growing confidence that demand for fuel is starting to pick up despite the coronavirus pandemic that has slammed economies worldwide. GOLD: Gold fought for traction as a jump in U.S. Treasury yields forced investors to reassess their positions again after a steep retreat from a record peak earlier this week. METAL: Shanghai copper prices were set to rack up a loss for the week, as disappointing data from China and uncertainty around a U.S. stimulus package squeezed prices. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE declined 1.5% on Thursday, as a clutch of blue-chip firms traded ex-dividend, while National Express Group slumped after reporting a pre-tax loss for the first half of the year. UK CORPORATE DIARY:
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