UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 19
Nov 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 6 points higher at 7,314 on Tuesday.
* FIRSTGROUP: Two major FirstGroup FGP.L shareholders on Monday called for the British bus and train operator to sell its U.S. assets as part of a portfolio overhaul which already includes the planned sale of North American intercity bus service Greyhound. TATA STEEL: Tata Steel TISC.NS plans to cut up to 3,000 jobs across its European operations, the company said on Monday, as the sector wrestles with excess supply, weak demand and high costs. OIL: U.S. oil prices fell for the second straight day on Tuesday amid market jitters over limited progress between China and the United States on rolling back trade tariffs, exacerbated by a rise in U.S. inventories. GOLD: Gold inched up to its highest in more than 1-1/2 weeks on Tuesday, as fresh doubts about a trade deal between the United States and China dented appetite for riskier assets. The UK blue chip index added 0.1%, while FTSE 250 index .FTMC rose 0.2% on Monday at their highest level in nearly 14 months, boosted by polls pointing to victory by the ruling Conservatives in upcoming elections, while a near 5% drop in insurer Aviva (LON: AV ) weighed on the main board. UK CORPORATE DIARY:
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