UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 2



August 2 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening lower on Tuesday, with futures FFIc1 down 0.6%.

* COMPANIES: Proposed global sustainability disclosure rules need simplifying and phasing in to avoid fragmenting how companies report on the impact of climate change on their business, Britain's government said on Monday.

* UNILEVER: Ben & Jerry's and its parent Unilever Plc ULVR.L said talks had broken down to resolve their dispute over the sale of the ice cream maker's Israeli business, which would allow its products in the occupied West Bank.

* OIL: Oil prices dropped again on Tuesday as investors absorbed a bleak outlook for fuel demand with data pointing to a global manufacturing downturn just as major crude producers meet this week to determine whether to increase supply.

* GOLD: Gold prices notched a four-week high on Tuesday and extended their winning streak to a fifth session, as a dip in the U.S. dollar and Treasury yields boosted demand for the safe-haven metal amid heightened worries over a global economic slowdown.

* A slump in oil stocks and rally in sterling weighed on Britain's top share index on Monday, as investors looked ahead to the Bank of England's next move on interest rates amid a weakening global economic outlook.

* UK CORPORATE DIARY:

BP Plc

BP.L

Q2 results

A G Barr

BAG.L

Trading update

Rotork

ROR.L

HY Results

Travis Perkins

TPK.L

HY Results

Fresnillo Plc

FRES.L

HY Results

Synthomer

SYNTS.L

HY Results

Capital & Counties CAPCC.L

HY Results

Domino’s

DOM.L

HY Results

Direct Line

DLGD.L

HY Results

Sage Group

SGE.L

Q3 Trading

Update

Virgin Money UK

VMUK.L

Q3 Trading

Update

Purplebricks

PURP.L

FY results

Man Group

EMG.L

HY Results

Greggs

GRG.L

HY Results

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Reporting by Muhammed Husain in Bengaluru

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