Oct 16 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 29 points higher at 5,862 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.
* RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto RIO.AX RIO.L warned on Friday that a resurgence in coronavirus cases was putting global economic growth at risk, and that steel production outside China has sharply dropped even as stimulus measures prop up demand in the top consumer. TRANSPORT FOR LONDON: The British government is offering Transport for London a further 1 billion pounds bailout with demands that the transport operator raise fares and curb the remaining free travel entitlements for children and pensioners, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. SHELL: Shell Canada RDSa.L has abandoned plans for the possible sale of its Sarnia Manufacturing Centre, it said on Thursday, confirming an earlier media report. CAPITA: British outsourcing group Capita Plc CPI.L received lower-than-expected final offers for its Education Software Solutions unit, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 1.7% lower, a near-two week low on Thursday as concerns over new coronavirus restrictions and Brexit-related uncertainty prompted investors to book profits after a rally earlier in the month. UK CORPORATE DIARY:
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