UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept. 15

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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept. 15
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Sept 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening six points higher at 6,032 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.11% ahead of cash market open.

* CHEMRING GROUP: British defence contractor Chemring Group CHG.L said it expects to meet the upper end of current analyst expectations for the full year, driven by strong performance in its sensors and information business. MITIE GROUP/INTERSERVE: Britain's competition watchdog said it was investigating whether outsourcer Mitie Group 's MTO.L deal to buy rival Interserve's support services arm could lead to lessening of competition in the UK. DOMINO'S PIZZA: Domino's Pizza Group DOM.L said on Tuesday it was creating 5,000 new jobs in the UK, including chefs and delivery drivers, on top of the 6,000 jobs it had created since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. OCADO GROUP: Ocado Group OCDO.L , the British online supermarket and technology group, said on Tuesday Ocado Retail's revenue rose 52% in the 13 weeks to Aug. 30, with the coronavirus pandemic generating huge demand for online deliveries. GOLD: Gold prices rose on Tuesday as the dollar remained subdued, with investors turning their focus to a U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting, seeking details of its plans on inflation targeting. OIL: Oil prices slipped on Tuesday as worries over slow recovery in global fuel demand were reinforced by warnings by major oil producers, but short-covering ahead of a meeting later this week of OPEC and its allies, known as OPEC+, limited losses. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE shed 0.1% on Monday, as the prospect of waning demand weighed on heavyweight energy stocks, while security firm G4S (CSE: G4S ) propped up the midcap index after it rejected a takeover from Canada's GardaWorld. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: LIVE/


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