UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb. 18

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb. 18
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Feb 18 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening two points higher at 6,713 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.

* SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell RDSa.L said on Wednesday it would sell its Kaybob Duvernay assets in Alberta to Canada's Crescent Point Energy Corp CPG.TO for C$900 million, the latest divestiture in the North American country by the European oil major. NATWEST: The board of NatWest Group NWG.L is set to decide on Thursday on a proposal to wind down its Ulster Bank subsidiary in the Republic of Ireland, the Irish Times reported on Wednesday citing unnamed sources. GOLD: Gold prices clawed back from a 2-1/2-month low marked in the previous session, as U.S. Treasury yields retreated, lifting the non-yielding bullion's appeal. OIL: Oil prices rallied again to hit 13-month highs as concerns that a rare cold snap in Texas could disrupt U.S. crude output for days or even weeks prompted fresh buying. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 0.6% lower on Wednesday as a third national lockdown affected demand for new goods leading inflation to pick up a little more than expected in January. UK CORPORATE DIARY:

Barclays Plc

BARC.L

FY results Indivior Plc

INDV.L

FY results Primary Health Properties Plc

PHP.L

FY results Smith & Nephew Plc

SN.L

FY results Hays Plc

HAYS.L

HY results Moneysupermarket.com Group Plc MONY.L

FY results Hochschild Mining Plc

HOCM.L

FY results

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