UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 27



June 27 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Monday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.54%.

* RYANAIR: Less than 2% of Ryanair RYA.I flights scheduled between Friday and Sunday were affected by cabin crew strikes, the Irish low-cost carrier said.

* RIO TINTO: A U.S. appeals court has ruled that the federal government may give thousands of acres in Arizona to Rio Tinto Plc RIO.AX RIO.L for a copper mine, upholding a lower court's ruling and rejecting a request from Native Americans who said the land has religious and cultural import.

* BAE SYSTEMS: The U.S. Department of Defense awarded BAE Systems BAES.L a $12 billion contract to support intercontinental ballistic missile systems.

* RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto Ltd RIO.AX signed an agreement with Mongolia's environment ministry to address climate change and desertification issues in the country where the global miner operates the massive Oyu Tolgoi copper mine.

* GOLD: Gold prices gained, as news of some Western nations planning to officially ban imports of the metal from Russia for its invasion of Ukraine sparked some interest in bullion.

* METAL: London copper prices rose as the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in top metals consumer China raised hopes of a revival in demand, although fears of a global economic slowdown due to rapid interest rate hikes limited gains.

* OIL: Oil prices extended gains as investors stood on guard for any moves against Russian oil and gas exports that might come out of a meeting of leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations meeting in Germany.

* FTSE 100: UK's FTSE 100 rose on Friday, lifted by defensive stocks at the end of a choppy week that saw investor anxiety over hawkish central banks, weak economic readings and heightened risks of a global recession.

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Reporting by Amna Karimi in Bengaluru

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