UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 23
Sept 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher with futures FFIc1 up 0.18% on Friday.
* AMIGO: British sub-prime lender Amigo Holdings Plc AMGO.L said its chief executive officer Gary Jennison was stepping down from his role and he would be replaced by current chief financial officer Danny Malone.
* MADE.COM: British online furniture retailer Made.com MADE.L said it would cut jobs, conduct a strategic review, including a formal sale process, and withdraw its full year forecast due to "challenging" market conditions.
* SHELL: Shell's SHEL.L incoming CEO Wael Sawan is set to accelerate the group's drive to build its renewable energy business, including through a possible "transformative" clean power acquisition.
* AVEVA: Canada-based Mawer Investment management, a top investor in Aveva AVV.L , plans to reject Schneider Electric's SCHN.PA 9.5 bln pounds ($10.66 bln) takeover offer.
* OIL: Oil prices fell amid recession fears and a stronger U.S. dollar, though losses were capped by supply concerns after Moscow's new mobilisation campaign in its war with Ukraine and an apparent deadlock in talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal.
* GOLD: Gold prices edged down as the dollar hovered around a 20-year peak, while the likelihood of more aggressive interest rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve going forward also weighed on the non-yielding bullion's appeal.
*METALS: Prices of base metals were mixed, as investors weighed prospects of improved demand from China against slowing global growth amid rising interest rates and an escalating Ukraine war.
* UK shares fell on Thursday, with the midcap index .FTMC touching the lowest in over two months on recession fears after the Bank of England joined several global central banks in hiking interest rates to tame inflation.
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Reporting by Anchal Rana in Bengaluru
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