UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec 9



Dec 9 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Friday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.2%.

* ANGLO AMERICAN: Global miner Anglo American AAL.L forecast its production to grow about 5% in 2023, banking on a ramp-up at its Peruvian Quellaveco mine.

* BERKELEY: Berkeley Group BKGH.L retained its annual profit outlook, even as it reported a 2% fall in half-year profit.

* ABF: Primark owner Associated British Foods ABF.L reiterated a November forecast that profit would fall in its 2022-23 financial year.

* PENDRAGON: Pendragon Plc's PDG.L top investor Hedin Mobility has dropped its pursuit to takeover the British auto retailer.

* SANTANDER: Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said it had fined Santander SAN.MC 107.7 million pounds for "serious and persistent" gaps in the Spanish bank's anti-money laundering controls.

* SHELL: The sale of a Shell Plc RDSa.L and Exxon Mobil Corp XOM.N oil-production joint venture in California has been pushed back to the first quarter of next year for U.S. regulatory approvals.

* MANCHESTER UNITED: Manchester United MANU.N raised its 2023 total revenue guidance on the back of strong matchday revenue.

* LME: The London Metal Exchange said it would raise some ancillary charges next year but leave its core trading and clearing fees unchanged.

* REFORM: Britain will set out reforms on Friday to ease bank capital rules.

* OIL: Oil prices bounced as the closure of a major Canada-to-U.S. crude pipeline disrupted supplies.

* GOLD: Gold firmed just below the key $1,800 level as the dollar eased.

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Reporting by Prerna Bedi in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza

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