UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 5

July 5 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Tuesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.31%.

* UK NEW CAR SALES: British new car registrations fell 24% in June, according to preliminary industry data released on Tuesday. * SANCTIONS: Britain said it would on Tuesday introduce new economic, trade, and transport sanctions on Belarus over its support for Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and also sanctioned six Russians it said were spreading disinformation. * INTERNET LAWS: Britain is proposing a new law that will require social media companies to proactively tackle disinformation posted by foreign states such as Russia, the government said on Monday.

* TAX RULES: Britain said on Monday it had launched a consultation to better focus the tax incentives which it offers to foreign sovereign investors and codify them fully in law. * METALS: Copper prices languished near 17-month lows, despite positive economic data from China and Japan, as a cocktail of factors from aggressive rates, potential recession and rising inventories dominated traders' mood. * GOLD: Gold were largely unchanged as investors stayed away due to a softening inflation outlook and impending interest rate hikes from top central banks. * OIL: Brent oil prices were little changed, reversing earlier gains of $1, as investors weighed supply concerns, highlighted by a potential production cut in Norway, and worries about a possible global recession curtailing fuel demand. * FTSE 100: Britain's top share index climbed on Monday as stable crude prices boosted oil stocks, while investors were waiting for the earnings season to pick up pace to assess the hit to profits from surging prices and higher interest rates.

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