UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 25



Nov 25 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Thursday, with futures FFIc1 up by 0.25%.

* HOCHSCHILD MINING: Hochschild Mining HOCM.L said its Inmaculada and Pallancata mines in the Ayacucho region of Peru would continue to operate under the current framework, a day after the South American country allowed miners to seek extensions for mines.

* MITCHELLS & BUTLERS: Mitchells & Butlers MAB.L expects rising costs, supply chain issues and labour shortages since Brexit will "inevitably" have an impact on its performance in the current year, the British pub operator said.

* VIVO ENERGY: Britain's Vivo Energy VVO.L said it has agreed to be taken over by Vitol Investment in a deal for roughly $2.3 billion.

* LABOUR SHORTAGE: Britain could face a shortage of alcohol this Christmas unless the government steps up its efforts to address a lack of heavy goods vehicle drivers, the wine and spirits industry warned on Wednesday.

* BULB: Collapsed British energy company Bulb will continue to supply customers as normal after it was put on Wednesday into the Special Administration Regime designed to protect consumers when a supplier failed, the government said.

* OIL: Oil prices were little changed with investors waiting to see how major producers respond to the emergency crude release by major consuming countries designed to cool the market, even as data pointed to healthy U.S. fuel demand.

* METALS: London copper was steady, supported by strong U.S. economic data and concerns over tight global supply, although a firmer dollar and Federal Reserve's taper timeline put some downward pressure on prices.

* UK's FTSE 100 rose for a third consecutive day on Wednesday, led by energy majors and miners, while leather bag company Mulberry jumped on strong earnings as demand for its luxury products returned to pre-pandemic levels.

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Reporting by Sinchita Mitra in Bengaluru

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