UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 5

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 5
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Nov 5 - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 2 points lower at 5,581 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.

* ASTRAZENECA: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said the country's health regulator had given the go-ahead for clinical trials of AstraZeneca PLC's AZN.L COVID-19 vaccine.

SAINSBURY: British supermarket group Sainsbury SBRY.L will announce plans to cut 3,000 jobs, alongside its first-half results on Thursday, The Times reported.

BARCLAYS: A former Barclays BARC.L trader, who fled to his native France before being convicted in London of helping rig Euribor interest rates, has won a court battle against extradition to Britain to serve an eight-year jail sentence, his lawyer said.

GOLD: Gold firmed as investors were cautiously optimistic Democrat Joe Biden would edge past President Donald Trump in a tight race to the White House, boosting the likelihood of more economic stimulus.

OIL: Oil dropped as Democrat Joe Biden edged closer to the White House but the Republicans look likely to retain Senate control, decreasing the chances of any huge COVID-19 relief package.

The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 1.7% higher on Wednesday as a weaker pound boosted shares of exporters, although investors remained cautious on prospects of a contested outcome to the U.S. presidential elections.

UK CORPORATE DIARY:

Tate & Lyle Plc

TATE.L

HY results RDI Reit Plc

RDI.L

FY trading statement Biffa Plc

BIFF.L

HY earnings Wincanton Plc

WIN.L

HY earnings Derwent London Plc

DLN.L

Q3 business update Kin and Carta Plc

KCT.L

FY earnings AVEVA Group Plc

AVV.L

HY earnings AstraZeneca Plc

AZN.L

Q3 earnings RSA Insurance Group Plc

RSA.L

Q3 trading statement J Sainsbury (OTC: JSAIY ) Plc

SBRY.L

HY earnings Lancashire Holdings Ltd

LRE.L

Q3 trading statement Auto Trader Group Plc

AUTOA.L HY earnings Trainline Plc

TRNT.L

HY earnings Inchcape Plc

INCH.L

Q3 trading statement Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc

HIK.L

Trading statement RDI Reit Plc

RDI.L

FY earnings

 

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