UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 12

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 12
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March 12 - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening down 347 points on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.

* LONDON STABBING: British police said four boys sustained injuries in a stabbing incident in Walthamstow, northeast London late on Wednesday. TRAVEL CURB: U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered travel from Europe to the United States restricted for 30 days, responding to mounting pressure to take action against a rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak disrupting nearly all corners of U.S. daily life. RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto Ltd RIO.AX , RIO.L will pay out part of a delayed bonus to former Chief Executive Sam Walsh after a dispute resolution process found that the payments should not be held up, both parties said on Thursday. EUROPEAN BANKS: Europe's banks have called on European Union authorities to ease capital rules and other regulatory barriers to helping businesses struggling because of the coronavirus epidemic. OIL: Oil prices sank again on Thursday along with the broader market after the United States banned travel from Europe following a World Health Organization declaration that the coronavirus outbreak is now a pandemic. GOLD: Gold inched up on Thursday on worries about the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak as the United States suspended travel from virus-hit Europe, although gains were capped as traders covered margin calls after a plunge in equities. EX-DIVS: Anglo American AAL.L , CRH CRH.L and Land Securities LAND.L will trade without entitlement to its latest dividend payout on Thursday, trimming 3.8 points off the FTSE 100 according to Reuters calculations.

* The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed down 1.6% on Wednesday as investors doubted whether a Bank of England rate cut and a 30 billion-pound ($39 billion) economic stimulus plan would be enough to counter the shock from the coronavirus outbreak. UK CORPORATE DIARY:

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