UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 13



Sept 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 futures FFIc1 index was 8.5 points lower ahead of Monday's trading.

* MARKS & SPENCER: British retailer Marks & Spencer MKS.L said on Sunday it was reviewing the future of its French business, with new trade rules in place since Britain left the European Union continuing to impact product availability in stores.

* WINTER COVID-19 PLAN: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out on Tuesday his plans to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in the winter months, announcing a decision to scrap the introduction of vaccine passports and steps to end some emergency powers.

* LONDON'S STATUS: London will remain a leading global financial centre despite uncertainty over regulation due to Brexit, Lloyds Bank's annual sentiment survey of financial firms showed on Monday.

* GOLD: Gold prices were stuck in a narrow range, with cautious investors awaiting readings on U.S. consumer prices that could be crucial to Federal Reserve's decision on when to exit its super-supportive policy.

* OIL: Oil prices rose for a second session as concerns over U.S. output following damage from Hurricane Ida supported the market, along with expectations for higher demand.

* The FTSE 100 ended higher on Friday, but posted its worst weekly performance since mid-August as data showed the pace of domestic economic recovery stalled in July against the backdrop of a surge in COVID-19 cases and supply chain disruptions.

* UK CORPORATE DIARY: Henry Boot

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Reporting by Aby Jose Koilparambil

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