UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 25

Feb 25 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Friday, with futures FFIc1 up 1.21%.

* CENTRICA: Britain's largest energy supplier Centrica CNA.L reported a doubling in adjusted profit for 2021 and said its British Gas brand had taken on about 700,000 customers after the collapse of rivals hit by soaring energy costs amid a cap on prices.

* IMPERIAL BRANDS: Imperial Brands Plc IMB.L , the maker of Winston cigarettes and Backwoods cigars, suspended operations in Ukraine, the company told Reuters, after Russia launched an invasion of the country.

* UK BANKS-RUSSIA : Russian nationals will not be allowed to have deposits of more than 50,000 pounds ($66,860) at British banks, the foreign office said, fleshing out details of its latest package of sanctions.

* METALS: London aluminium slipped after rallying to a record high in the previous session, but prices were set for a third consecutive weekly jump on fears of supply disruptions as the West imposed a slew of sanctions on Russia for invading Ukraine.

* GOLD: Gold prices rose, steadying after a volatile session, as investors reassessed the situation surrounding Russia's invasion of Ukraine and fresh sanctions against Moscow from the West.

* OIL: Oil prices jumped nearly 3% as Russia's invasion of Ukraine stoked global supply concerns.

* UK's main stock indexes plunged on Thursday, tracking a sharp selloff in global equities, as investors shed riskier assets.




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Reporting by Amna Karimi in Bengaluru

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