UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec. 4

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec. 4
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Dec 4 - Futures for Britain's FTSE 100 index FFIc1 were 0.4% higher on Friday.

* BREXIT: The European Union and Britain talked into late on Thursday to try to secure a Brexit trade deal, with an EU official saying an agreement was closer than ever but a UK government source warning chances for a breakthrough were receding. ASTRAZENECA: AstraZeneca AZN.L and Oxford University have given conflicting accounts of how they came upon the most effective dosing pattern for their COVID-19 vaccine, a rare instance of public dissension between major institutions collaborating on a pivotal project. COVID-19: Britain on Thursday said it will add COVID-19 vaccines to an existing scheme to cover liabilities from any potential severe side-effects of the shots, a day after it became the first Western country to approve a vaccine against the illness which has created global havoc. COVID-19: England announced new quarantine exemptions for "high-value" business travellers, performing arts professionals, journalists and certain others, meaning that if they meet certain conditions they will not have to self-isolate on arrival in the country. GOLD: Gold prices firmed, set for their first weekly gain in four, as growing optimism over a U.S. fiscal stimulus deal pressured the dollar and boosted the metal's appeal as an inflation hedge. OIL: Oil prices rose heading for a fifth week of gains, after major producers agreed to continue to restrain production to cope with coronavirus-hit demand but the compromise fell short of expectations. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 0.4% higher on Thursday as investors hoped for a trade deal with the European Union before a year-end deadline, while miners rose as iron ore prices hit a record high. UK CORPORATE DIARY:

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