UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 14

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 14
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Nov 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 17 points lower at 7,334 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.

* BHP: BHP Group Ltd BHP.AX BHPB.L on Thursday named its Australian head Mike Henry to succeed Andrew Mackenzie as the miner's chief executive, shunning calls from some investors for fresh blood from outside the Anglo Australian giant. WOODFORD: Investors in British money manager Neil Woodford's flagship fund could lose more than 1 billion pounds, four times more than had it reopened in December, according to estimates made by his firm before the shock closure of the fund. ROYAL MAIL: British postal company Royal Mail RMG.L on Wednesday won a high court injunction to stop strikes by its biggest union around the time of a national election on Dec. 12 and in the busy run-up to Christmas. GOLD: Gold prices inched up on Thursday as Asian equities turned lower after weaker-than-expected economic data out of China weighed on risk appetite, boosting demand for safe-haven assets. OIL: Oil prices rose on Thursday after industry data showed a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories while comments from an OPEC official about lower-than-expected U.S. shale production growth in 2020 also provided some support for oil. EX-DIVS: Bunzl BNZL. , GSK GSK.L , Shell RDSa.L RDSb.L and Sainsbury SBRY.L will trade without entitlement to their latest dividend pay-out on Thursday, trimming 15.9 points off the FTSE 100 according to Reuters calculations. The UK blue chip index fell 0.2% lower on Wednesday as traders grew weary of mixed trade signals from U.S. President Donald Trump and trimmed some early losses as exporter stocks such as Diageo DGE.L and AstraZeneca AZN.L benefited from a weaker pound. UK CORPORATE DIARY:

TBC Bank Group

TBCG.L

Full Year Earnings Release Urban Logistics Reit

SHED.L

Half Year Earnings Release National Grid

NG.L

Half Year Earnings Release 3i Group

III.L

Half Year Earnings Release Great Portland Estates

GPOR.L

Half Year Earnings Release Norcros

NXR.L

Half Year Earnings Release Tracsis

TRCS.L

Full Year Earnings Release Premier Oil

PMO.L

Trading and Operations Update FirstGroup

FGP.L

Half Year Earnings Release Burberry Group

BRBY.L

Interim Earnings Release Mediclinic International

MDCM.L

Half Year Earnings Release Card Factory

CARDC.L

Q3 Trading Statement Release Stobart Group

STOB.L

Half Year Earnings Release Bovis Homes

BVS.L

Trading Statement Release Grafton Group

GFTU_u.L

Trading Statement Release

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