UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct. 6

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct. 6
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Oct 6 - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 16 points higher at 5,959 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.

* HOVIS: Milan-listed Newlat Food NWLF.MI said on Monday it had made a non-binding offer for Hovis, the 134-year old British bread maker, which is owned by Premier Foods PFD.L and The Gores Group. VIRGIN ATLANTIC: Virgin Atlantic has started testing cabin crew and pilots for COVID-19 on some flights, as industry hopes grow the British government is close to allowing more widespread airport testing that could help the country's travel sector recover. OIL: Oil prices edged higher in early trade on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump returned to the White House after being admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 treatment last Friday, while another storm brewed in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. GOLD: Gold prices dipped on Tuesday, as equities gained after U.S. President Donald Trump was discharged from hospital after treatment for a coronavirus infection, though a softer dollar limited losses. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 0.7% higher on Monday, lifted by oil stocks as crude prices jumped after doctors treating U.S. President Donald Trump for COVID-19 hinted that he was doing well, while Cineworld CINE.L fell sharply after it said it was considering temporarily closing all U.S. and UK screens. UK CORPORATE DIARY:

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