UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov. 24



Nov 24 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening lower on Wednesday, with futures FFIc1 down by 0.12%.

* ASDA: British supermarket group Asda has appointed Stuart Rose, the former boss of Marks & Spencer MKS.L , as its new chairman, tasking him with leading the board's recruitment of a new chief executive, it said on Tuesday.

* CENTRAL BANK: Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said on Tuesday he might further scale back guidance on central bank policy and the central bank could return to stating that decisions would be made on a meeting-by-meeting basis.

* OIL: Oil prices fell as the U.S.-led coordinated release of stocks from strategic reserves eased concerns over tightness in global supply, while investors took profits from the previous day's rally ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.

* METALS: Copper inched lower as a robust dollar weighed on prices, with volumes expected to be low heading into the Thanksgiving holiday.

* GOLD: Gold prices edged up, although strength in the U.S. dollar and bets that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner kept the metal below the key $1,800 mark.

* UK's FTSE 100 rebounded to end higher on Tuesday as gains in mining and energy shares countered fears over a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in Europe, while online electricals retailer AO World plummeted after warning of product shortages.

* UK CORPORATE DIARY:

De La

DLAR.L

HY results Rue

Virgin Money

VMUK.L

FY results Intertek

ITRK.L

Trading update United

UU.L

HY results Utilities

Britvic

BVIC.L

FY results Johnson Matthey JMAT.L

HY results Brewin Dolphin

BRW.L

FY results Marston Plc

MARS.L

FY results HICL

HICL.L

HY results Infrastructure

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Reporting by Sinchita Mitra

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