June 30 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 25 points higher at 6,251 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
* BP: Alaskan officials on Monday approved BP 's BP.L sale of its oil and gas leases in the state. UK BUSINESSES: Confidence among British businesses improved in June for the first time since January. WIRECARD: Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said late on Monday it would lift restrictions on German payments company Wirecard AG WDIG.DE . COVID-19 VACCINE: Mexico is in talks with the Chinese government and private Chinese laboratories, as well as the University of Oxford and company AstraZeneca about running trials for experimental COVID-19 vaccines. DRUG: British scientists said that an antiviral drug commonly used to treat HIV had no beneficial effect in patients hospitalised with COVID-19. FRASERS: Mike Ashley's Frasers Group said on Monday it has raised its stake in German fashion house Hugo Boss BOSSn.DE . SHELL: Russia's Surgutneftegaz SNGS.MM sold to Shell 100,000 tonnes of Urals crude oil at a record premium in a spot tender for July 23-24 loading from Primorsk. FINANCE: Caps on the fees retailers pay to process debit and credit card transactions have helped push down prices. OIL: Oil prices fell as optimism for a straightforward recovery in fuel demand faded and a looming increase in supply weighed on the market. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 1.3% higher on Monday, boosted by a weakening pound and a global rally in equities powered by hopes of more stimulus. UK CORPORATE DIARY:
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