UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 26
April 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Tuesday, with futures FFIc1 up 1.13%.
* HSBC: HSBC Holdings HSBA.L reported a 27% fall in quarterly profit, as the Asia-focussed bank suffered from decreased revenues and slowing growth in Hong Kong.
* CMA-META: Facebook owner Meta FB.O started its appeal against Britain's ruling that it must sell Giphy, arguing the fact that rival Snap offered far less to buy the animated-images provider undermined the rationale used to block the deal.
* METALS: London copper prices rose from a more than two-month low hit in the previous session, as a slight pullback in the U.S. dollar and hopes for more economic stimulus from top metals consumer China lifted sentiment.
* GOLD: Gold prices rose after hitting a near one-month low in the previous session, as a slight pullback in the U.S. dollar and lower Treasury yields increased bullion's appeal.
* OIL: Oil prices opened slightly higher, after falling sharply the prior session on worries that continued COVID-19 lockdowns in China would eat into demand and as the U.S. dollar rose to a two-year high.
* FTSE 100: Commodity stocks and banks led a near 2% drop in London's FTSE 100 on Monday as fears of a global economic slowdown sapped sentiment at the start of a week loaded with corporate earnings.
* UK CORPORATE DIARY:
Q1 Trading update Jupiter Fund Management
Q1 Trading update Taylor Wimpey
Q1 Trading update PureTech Health
FY results Hochschild Mining
Q1 Production results Elementis
Trading update Associated British Foods
HY results National Express
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Reporting by Amna Karimi in Bengaluru
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