UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 21

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 21
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Nov 21 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 31 points lower at 7,231 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.

* RYANAIR: A Spanish court on Wednesday ruled budget carrier Ryanair's RYA.I policy of charging a fee for hand luggage was "abusive" and could no longer be levied in Spain. DIRECT LINE: Direct Line Insurance Group Plc DLGD.L on Wednesday laid out a plan to cut expenses and bolster digital presence as Britain's biggest motor insurer looks to thrive in an industry plagued by stagnant prices and stinging competition. OIL: Oil prices retreated on Thursday after gaining more than 2% in the previous session on bullish U.S. crude inventory data, as a fresh spat over Hong Kong fuelled concerns of a further delay in any U.S.-China trade deal. GOLD: Gold prices inched up on Thursday, supported by concerns that U.S. bills on Hong Kong could increase tensions between the United States and China and delay an interim trade deal. EX-DIVS: Carnival (NYSE: CCL ) CCL.L CCL.N , DCC DCC.L , Imperial Brands IMB.L and Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust SMT.L will trade without entitlement to its latest dividend pay-out on Thursday, trimming 3.3 points off the FTSE 100 according to Reuters calculations. The UK blue chip index lost 0.8% on Wednesday after three sessions of gains as flaring tensions between China and the United States cast doubt over prospects of a trade deal and retailer Kingfisher (LON: KGF ) slumped 7% following disappointing quarterly sales. UK CORPORATE DIARY:

Naked Wines PLC

WINEW.L Half Year 2020 Earnings Johnson Matthey PLC

JMAT.L

Half Year 2020 Earnings Euromoney Institutional Investor ERM.L

Full Year 2019 Earnings Charles Stanley Group PLC

CAY.L

Half Year 2020 Earnings First Property Group PLC

FSTP.L

Half Year 2019 Earnings CMC Markets PLC

CMCX.L

Half Year 2020 Earnings Centrica PLC

CNA.L

Q3 2019 Trading Statement Severn Trent PLC

SVT.L

Half Year 2020 Earnings Mitie Group PLC

MTO.L

Half Year 2020 Earnings CLS Holdings PLC

CLSH.L

Trading Statement Investec PLC

INVP.L

Half Year 2020 Earnings William Hill PLC

WMH.L

Trading Statement Royal Mail PLC

RMG.L

Half Year 2020 Earnings Rotork PLC

ROR.L

Trading Statement Newriver Reit PLC

NRRT.L

Half Year 2020 Earnings

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