UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 6
Aug 6 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 49 points lower at 6,056 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.
* GSK: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved GlaxoSmithKline's GSK.L experimental treatment for a common form of blood cancer. HOMEBUILDING: Britain will set out proposals to speed up homebuilding by cutting red tape and opening up the sector to smaller firms, in a bid to address a long-term housing shortage. OIL: Oil prices were mostly flat, as a boost from lower-than-expected U.S. crude stocks that lifted the market to five-month highs in the previous session gave way to fuel demand concerns amid rising coronavirus infections. GOLD: Gold steadied after hitting a record high in the previous session as dismal U.S. jobs data hammered the dollar. EX-DIVS: BAE Systems BAES.L , Fresnillo FRES.L , Rio Tinto RIO.L and Unilever ULVR.L will trade without entitlement to its latest dividend pay-out on Thursday, trimming 8.4 points off the FTSE 100 according to Reuters calculations. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE gained 1.1% on Wednesday with a five-month high for crude prices lifting oil majors BP BP.L and Royal Dutch Shell RDSa.L . UK CORPORATE DIARY:
HY Results Spirent Communications plc SPT.L
HY Results Aggreko PLC
HY Results Hammerson PLC
HY Results Serco Group PLC
HY Results Synthomer PLC
HY Results Mondi PLC
HY Results Genel Energy PLC
HY Results Aviva PLC
HY Results ITV PLC
HY Results ConvaTec Group PLC
HY Results Amryt Pharma Holdings Ltd
Q2 Results Phoenix Group Holdings PLC PHNX.L
HY Results Savills
HY Results Glencore
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