UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 30
Nov 30 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening lower on Tuesday with futures .FFIc1 down 1.1%.
* WISE PLC: Money transfer company Wise Plc WISEa.L said its revenue was 256.3 million pounds in the six months to Sept 30, a rise of 33% from the same period last year.
* MARSTON'S: Pub operator Marston's Plc MARS.L posted a bigger annual loss and withheld dividend, citing potential for continuing uncertainty.
* SHAFTESBURY: West End-focused commercial landlord Shaftesbury Plc SHB.L reported a smaller annual loss, as people returning to London lifted the prospect of its core tenant base of hospitality firms and fashion retailers.
* EASYJET: Airline easyJet EZJ.L said it had seen some softening of trading in the first quarter following the emergence of the Omicron variant, but it remained well placed to handle uncertainty through its financial year.
* WETHERSPOON: British pubs chain JD Wetherspoon JDW.L said on Tuesday it had had "a generally favourable response" from institutional shareholders to its corporate governance, after concerns were raised about the length of time served by some board members.
* TOPPS TILES: Tile retailer Topps Tiles TPT.L on Tuesday resumed dividend payouts as full-year profit jumped more than four-fold, driven by demand from people redoing their homes during the pandemic.
* MICRO FOCUS: Micro Focus International MCRO.L laid out a target to end 2023 with flat or slight revenue growth, compared with a provisional 5% decline this year, as the British software firm reaps the benefits of a turnaround plan it launched last year.
* INFLATION: Costs are rising at the fastest rate in over 20 years for firms in Britain's services sector, according to a business survey released which shows why the Bank of England may soon raise interest rates.
* OIL: Oil prices gave up gains, falling more than 2% along with broader financial markets, after a media report cast doubt on the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines against the Omicron coronavirus variant.
* London's FTSE 100 bounced back from its worst session in more than a year to rise on Monday as investors kept a wary eye on the newly detected Omicron coronavirus variant.
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(Reporting By Amna Karimi in Bengaluru)
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