UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 2

March 2 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Wednesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.11%.

* GLENCORE: Miner and trader Glencore GLEN.L said it is reviewing all its business activities in Russia including equity stakes in aluminium and hydropower group En+ Group ENPLq.L and oil giant Rosneft ROSN.MM .

* ASTON MARTIN: British luxury carmakers Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Aston Martin AML.L paused vehicle shipments to Russia, as sanctions over the war in Ukraine had created growing trading obstacles for the car industry.

* FCA: Britain's financial watchdog set out a new pay structure and one-off 'cost of living' bonus for staff on Tuesday in an effort to quell unease among employees with a move labour union Unite described as "significantly harmful".

* HSBC: Asset managers including France's Amundi AMUN.PA and BNP Paribas BNPP.PA , Britain's HSBC HSBA.L and Switzerland's Pictet have frozen Russia-focused equity funds totalling over $3 billion in assets, as markets seize up following sanctions on Russia.

* UK-RUSSIA: The UK government has launched an urgent review into how to reduce Britain's exposure to Russian gas imports and Kremlin-backed energy companies following the invasion of Ukraine, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the situation.

* METALS: Nickel prices rose, buoyed by fears of disruptions to supply from Russia amid low global inventories as sanctions ramped up against the country following its invasion of Ukraine.

* GOLD: Gold prices dipped in early Asian trade, as the dollar ticked higher, outweighing safe-haven demand fuelled by the intensifying Russia-Ukraine conflict.

* OIL: Oil prices rose as sanctions on Russian banks following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine hampered trade finance for crude shipments and some traders opted to avoid Russian supplies in an already tight market.

* London's FTSE 100 fell on Tuesday as the worsening Ukraine crisis pushed shares of heavyweight banking and Russia-exposed miners lower, while Flutter Entertainment dropped on downbeat earnings.




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Reporting by Amna Karimi in Bengaluru

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