UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 7



Sept 7 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening lower with futures FFIc1 down 0.96% on Wednesday.

* RIO TINTO: A U.S. judge said Rio Tinto Plc RIO.L must face an investor lawsuit accusing the Anglo-Australian mining giant of concealing delays and huge cost overruns at a Mongolian copper and gold mine owned by Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd TRQ.TO , in which Rio Tinto has a majority stake.

* BP: BP BP.L restored production at its 435,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Whiting, Indiana, refinery on Sunday.

* ASTON MARTIN: Aston Martin AML.L expects its finances to improve in the second half of 2022 after burning through tens of millions of pounds in cash earlier this year.

* BEN & JERRY: Ben & Jerry said it plans to amend its lawsuit challenging the sale of its ice cream business in Israel by its parent company, Unilever ULVR.L .

* IHG: Holiday Inn owner IHG IHG.L said that bookings on its websites and apps were facing disruptions after its technology systems were hit by "unauthorised activity".

* HSBC: A divided U.S. appeals court said on Tuesday HSBC Holdings Plc HSBA.L was not liable to the families of two American contractors killed in an al-Qaeda suicide bombing of a CIA base in Afghanistan.

* ENERGY: Britain's oil and gas industry body called for new drilling licenses in the North Sea and rapid investment in the sector.

* OIL: Oil prices fell more than $1 on Wednesday to their lowest since before Russia invaded Ukraine.

* GOLD: Gold prices fell on Wednesday, as the U.S. dollar and Treasury yields jumped.

* British stock indexes ended higher on Tuesday boosted from financials and retailers.

* UK CORPORATE DIARY: Barratt Developments

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FY Results WH Smith

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Prelim FY Results

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Reporting by Anchal Rana in Bengaluru

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