Nov 17 - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 12 points lower at 6,409 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers
* COVID-19: Britain has secured 5 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna Inc MRNA.O after it reported positive trial results, health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday, with the earliest doses expected for delivery in spring. BREXIT: European Union diplomats warned Britain on Monday that time was fast running out for a Brexit deal, and that it may already be too late to ratify one, as negotiators in Brussels began a last-ditch attempt to avoid a tumultuous exit at the end of December. GOLD: Gold prices edged higher as the dollar slipped, while investors weighed concerns over spiking coronavirus cases globally against optimism over positive developments around a second possible COVID-19 vaccine. OIL: Oil prices edged higher on expectations OPEC and its allies will extend oil production cuts for at least three months, while sentiment was bolstered by news of another promising coronavirus vaccine. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 1.7% higher on Monday as positive vaccine data from drugmaker Moderna bolstered hopes of a swift economic recovery to pre-pandemic levels, offsetting concerns over a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union. UK CORPORATE DIARY:
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