UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 9

June 9 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening lower on Thursday, with futures FFIc1 down 0.40%.

* BARCLAYS: Barclays BARC.L has hired veteran Lazard LAZ.N banker Jim Rossman as its global head of shareholder advisory, people familiar with the matter said.

* RIO TINTO: Mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd RIO.AX said it had asked for proposals to develop wind and solar energy plants in Australia's Queensland state to power three of its aluminium projects by 2030.

* JOHN LEWIS: British retailer John Lewis Partnership announced the first three locations where it wants to build rental homes, part of its diversification plan to generate 40% of profit from outside its core business by 2030.

* METAL: London copper prices eased, weighed down by a stronger dollar, global slowdown concerns and doubts about a demand recovery in top metals consumer China.

* GOLD: Gold prices were flat, restrained by rising Treasury yields ahead of key U.S. jobs and inflation data this week that could influence the Federal Reserve's rate-hike roadmap for fighting inflation.

* OIL: Oil prices held firm near 13-week highs after China reported stronger-than-expected exports in May, although new Shanghai lockdown restrictions capped gains.

* FTSE 100: London's blue-chip index slipped on Wednesday on worries that aggressive policy tightening by central banks will stifle global growth, while Wizz Air fell after the budget airline forecast a first-quarter operating loss.


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Reporting by Amna Karimi in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber

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