UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 9

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UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 9
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Oct 9 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 24 points higher at 6,002 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures FFIc1 seen up 0.2% ahead of cash market open.

* TP ICAP (LON: NXGN ): TP ICAP TCAPI.L said it plans to raise about $425 million through a rights issue and agreed to buy electronic trading network Liquidnet Holdings for a revised consideration between $575 million and $700 million. BRITISH LAND: Mall and office owner British Land BLND.L said it would resume paying dividends in November and that it was in active talks with its tenants over rent payments. LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE: London Stock Exchange LSE.L said it had accepted a 4.325 billion euro ($5.09 billion) cash offer by pan-European bourse operator Euronext ENX.PA for the Milan stock exchange. CENTRICA: British Gas owner Centrica CNA.L said on Thursday it has agreed with trade unions not to force through changes to terms and conditions via legal a process this year, in return for unions agreeing not to ballot for industrial action this month. GOLD: Gold prices rose 1% on Friday, supported by a weaker dollar and optimism over a new U.S. coronavirus relief package after President Donald Trump said talks with Congress had restarted. OIL: Oil prices eased on Friday, slipping at the end of a week of big gains made on the risk that supplies from Norway could be slashed by up to 25% due to a strike by oilworkers. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed up 0.5% on Thursday, after the Bank of England Governor said he thought a post-Brexit trade deal was possible and hinted at additional stimulus as rising numbers of coronavirus cases lead to fresh restrictions. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: LIVE/

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