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%.
* BREWIN DOLPHIN: Asset manager Brewin Dolphin BRW.L posted a jump in full-year earnings thanks to record inflows on Wednesday, but warned of market volatility ahead as government support measures unwind and consumer demand falls back into normal levels.
* MULBERRY GROUP: Mulberry Group's MUL.L business is returning to pre-pandemic levels, the British luxury brand said on Wednesday, with strong sales in the UK and growth in Asia contributing to a 34% jump in first-half revenue.
* JOHNSON MATTHEY: Chemicals maker Johnson Matthey JMAT.L announced a share buyback of 200 million pounds after half-yearly underlying operating profit more than doubled to be ahead of pre-pandemic levels on higher precious metals prices and strong demand.
* UNITED UTILITIES: British water company United Utilities UU.L posted a 4% rise in first-half operating profit, as consumption by businesses recovered from the pandemic and said it was set to receive 150 million pounds in regulatory incentives for 2020-2025.
* 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.
* 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.
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Reporting by Sinchita Mitra
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