UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 30
July 30 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 15 points higher at 6,147 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.
* STANDARD CHARTERED: Standard Chartered PLC STAN.L posted a 33% fall in its first-half profit, as the bank boosted its credit impairment charges by six-fold as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn. FINANCE: More small British companies that were in financial difficulty before the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to access government-backed loans following a relaxation of European Union state aid rules. AUTOMOBILE: British car production fell by more than an annual 40% in the first half of the year to the lowest level since 1954. OIL: Oil prices were little changed, restrained by concerns that surging coronavirus infections could jeopardize a recovery in fuel demand just as major oil producers are set to raise output. GOLD: Gold eased after the U.S. Federal Reserve's vow to support the coronavirus-ravaged economy buoyed risk sentiment. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE FTSE 100 ended flat on Wednesday as investors held out for more stimulus from the U.S. Congress and the Federal Reserve, while GlaxoSmithKline, Barclays (LON: BARC ) and Taylor Wimpey (LON: TW ) slid on weak quarterly earnings. UK CORPORATE DIARY:
Shell (LON: RDSa )
HY Earnings Releases RSA Insurance Group
HY Earnings Releases Rentokil Initial
HY Earnings Releases Inchcape
HY Earnings Releases Greencoat UK Wind
HY Earnings Releases Standard Chartered
HY Earnings Releases AstraZeneca
Q2 Earnings Releases BAE Systems
HY Earnings Releases Anglo American
HY Earnings Releases Compass Group
Q3 Trading Statement Lloyds Banking Group
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Q1 Trading Statement Kaz Minerals
Q2 Production Report EVRAZ
Q2 Trading Update Indivior
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