UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec. 7
07/12/2018 at 05:38
Dec 7 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 98 points
higher at 6,802 points on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.
* UNILEVER: The chief marketing officer of Unilever has decided
to retire next year, handing incoming CEO Alan Jope his first big
* AJ BELL: Financial services company AJ Bell Plc said on
Thursday said it set its offer price at 160 pence per share, which
would value the company at 651 million sterling ($832.30 million).
* TULLOW: UK oil explorer Tullow Oil is seeking partners in a
bid to acquire a new oil block in Ghana which launched its first oil
bidding round in October, the company's managing director Kweku Awotwi
said on Thursday.
* TESCO: The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) defended itself on
Thursday against criticisms of "serious failings" after the
collapse of a high-profile re-trial of former Tesco executives,
insisting the prosecution had been in the public interest.
* OIL: Oil prices fell on Friday, pulled down by OPEC's decision to
delay a final decision on output cuts, awaiting support from non-OPEC
* GOLD: Gold prices rose slightly on Friday and were headed for
their best week in 15, as the dollar weakened following a decline in
U.S. Treasury yields, while investors awaited U.S. non-farm payroll
data for clues about the health of the world's top economy.
* The UK blue chip index closed 217.79 points lower at 6704.05 on
Thursday, hitting their weakest levels in two years as oil and mining
stocks fell and investors shunned sectors they consider risky after
the arrest of a top Huawei executive renewed worries about U.S.-China
* UK CORPORATE DIARY:
Berkeley Group Holdings Plc BKGH.L Half-year results
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(Reporting by Adil Bhat in Bengaluru)
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