UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec 8

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index ticked up 0.1% higher early on Thursday.

* BAT: British American Tobacco BATS.L said it expects full-year revenue growth of between 2% and 4% at constant currency rates.

* ON THE BEACH: On The Beach OTB.L said its CEO and founder Simon Cooper will leave in the next 12 months.

* TULLOW OIL: Tullow Oil TLW.L named interim chief financial officer, Richard Miller, as permanent CFO.

* FRASERS: Frasers FRAS.L posted a 38.8% rise in first-half profit.

* DS SMITH: DS Smith raised its interim dividend by 25% and forecast a stronger-than-expected annual performance.

* GLENCORE: Glencore GLEN.L has shelved the development of a A$2 billion coal mine in Australia's Queensland state.

* BP: A labour dispute at BP's BP.L Rotterdam Refinery has been resolved .

* RAIL STRIKE: British trade union RMT said planned strikes by railway workers would go ahead later this month and in January.

* STRIKES: PM Rishi Sunak said he would take more action "to protect the lives and livelihoods" of Britons during months of planned strikes by rail, health and postal workers.

* COAL: Britain approved its first new deep coal mine in decades to produce the high-polluting fuel for use in steelmaking.

* LABOUR MARKET: Britain's labour market cooled noticeably last month, a survey showed.

* OIL: Oil prices rebounded in Asian trade.

* GOLD: Gold prices eased on Thursday but were stuck in a tight range as investors awaited further direction on U.S. rate hikes next week.

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Reporting by Prerna Bedi in Bengaluru

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