UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 3



Aug 3 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening lower on Wednesday, with futures FFIc1 down 0.3%.

* PURPLEBRICKS: A top-ten shareholder in Purplebricks Group Plc PURP.L called for the removal of Chairman Paul Pindar, hours after Britain's biggest online-only estate agency reported its first annual loss since the pre-pandemic 2019 fiscal year.

* BP: BP's BP.L global head of crude trading Dan Wise will retire at the end of August and will be replaced by Alejandro Arboleda, industry sources said on Tuesday.

* BRITISH AIRWAYS: British Airways has halted ticket sales for short-haul flights which depart from London's Heathrow airport before the middle of this month, following the airport's decision to cap capacity to tackle widespread disruption and cancellations.

* REGULATOR: Britain's financial watchdog tightened its rules for a business model used by thousands of companies, including collapsed supply chain financing firm Greensill Capital, in a bid to crack down on mis-selling and fraud.

* REGULATOR: Britain's financial watchdog said the cost of living crisis, meeting climate targets and improving diversity should be reflected in how banks determine pay and bonuses.

* OIL: Oil prices fell about 1% in early trade before paring some losses, ahead of a meeting OPEC+ producers on fears of a slowdown in global growth hitting fuel demand and a firmer dollar.

* GOLD: Gold prices rose as a pullback in the dollar and Sino-U.S. tensions helped counter pressure from a rise in U.S. Treasury yields after hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials on interest rate hikes.

* The UK's blue-chip index ended slightly lower on Tuesday after U.S.-China tensions flared up and tumbling homebuilder stocks countered strong results from oil major BP.

* UK CORPORATE DIARY: Taylor Wimpey

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Reporting by Muhammed Husain in Bengaluru

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