UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 14



June 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Tuesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.56%.

* GO-AHEAD: Australian transit operator Kelsian Group Ltd KLS.AX said it may bid for Go-Ahead Group PLC GOG.L after the British bus firm agreed to a 647.7 million pound ($789 million) buyout from another Australian group, setting the stage for a bidding war.

* STONEGATE: Britain's biggest pubs group Stonegate, which is suing Zurich Insurance ZURN.S and two peers for 1 billion pounds ($1.2 billion) over lockdown losses, battled the COVID-19 pandemic "day by day, venue by venue", a London trial heard.

* METAL: Shanghai aluminium and copper prices fell, as a robust U.S. dollar, fears of potential lockdowns in top consumer China and the prospects of aggressive rate hikes by the Federal Reserve dented trader sentiment.

* GOLD: Gold hovered near a four-week low, as some bears looked to book profits, but prices remained largely pressured by a strong dollar and investors dumping bullion to cover for losses in other assets.

* OIL: Oil prices seesawed in positive and negative territory, holding up despite recession fears and potential new COVID-19 curbs in China that could dampen demand as the market remains tightly supplied.

* FTSE 100: London's FTSE 250 index fell to its lowest level in three months on Monday after data showed Britain's economy unexpectedly shrank in April ahead of a Bank of England policy meeting this week.

* UK CORPORATE DIARY:

FirstGroup

FGP.L

FY results Bellway

BWY.L

Trading update Paragon Banking

PAGPA.L

HY results Ashtead Group

AHT.L

Q4 results Oxford Instruments

OXIG.L

FY results Crest Nicholson

CRST.L

HY results Ferguson

FERG.L

Q3 results

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Reporting by Amna Karimi in Bengaluru

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