June 12 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening
down 18 points at 7,381 points on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.
* HSBC: HSBC Holdings said that its branches near the site of
protests in Hong Kong will be closed until further notice.
* BORIS JOHNSON: Boris Johnson, the favourite to succeed British
Prime Minister Theresa May, was criticised on Tuesday by rivals who
said the former foreign minister was avoiding public scrutiny in the
* BREXIT: The stalled EU-UK divorce treaty will not change with
the arrival of a new prime minister in London, the outgoing head of
the European Union's executive said on Tuesday.
* WOODFORD: Neil Woodford is at risk of being kicked off the
listed investment trust that bears his name, Financial Times reported
* OIL: Oil prices fell more than 1% on Wednesday, weighed down by
a weaker oil demand outlook and a rise in U.S. crude inventories
despite growing expectations of ongoing OPEC-led supply cuts.
* The UK blue chip index closed 0.3% higher on Tuesday as mining
stocks gained after Beijing took steps to increase local government
spending and boost China's economy.
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* UK CORPORATE DIARY:
Ramsdens Holdings PLC Full Year 2019 Earnings Release
Elektron Technology PLC Full Year 2019 Earnings Release
Norcros PLC Full Year 2019 Earnings Release
Enteq Upstream PLC Full Year 2019 Earnings Release
Boohoo Group PLC Trading Statement Release
British American Tobacco PLC Pre-close Trading Statement Release
MHP SE Q1 2019 Earnings Release
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(Reporting by Shariq Khan in Bengaluru)
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