Oct 22 - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 29 points lower at 5,748 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.
* ASTRAZENECA: Brazilian health authority Anvisa said on Wednesday that a volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca AZN.L and Oxford University had died but added that the trial would continue. GOLD: Gold slipped from a more than one-week high hit in the last session, as the dollar recovered some lost ground after doubts emerged whether an agreement on a new U.S. fiscal coronavirus aid package could be reached before the election. OIL: Oil prices dropped in early trade, adding to heavy losses overnight, after a build in U.S. gasoline inventories pointed to a deteriorating outlook for fuel demand as coronavirus cases soar in North America and Europe. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 1.9% lower on Wednesday as the pound jumped on hopes Brexit talks were set to resume, while investors remained concerned over prospects of more coronavirus restrictions in England. UK CORPORATE DIARY:
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