UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 9



Sept 9 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher with futures FFc1 up 0.41% on Friday.

* ROTHESAY: Rising interest rates in Britain will make it easier for company pension schemes to afford the cost of insurance, leading to growth in the pensions insurance market, the new chief executive of insurer Rothesay said on Thursday.

* EY: Member firms of Ernst & Young (EY) in the Greater China region will not participate in a global plan by the professional services firm to split its audit and consulting units into two companies.

* ROYAL MAIL: Britain's Royal Mail RMG.L said it was not involved in talks with a private-equity firm over a potential sale of the postal group amid clash with its largest labour union over pay

* ENERGY: Liz Truss, capped soaring consumer energy bills for two years to cushion the economic shock of war in Ukraine with measures likely to cost the country upwards of 100 billion pounds.

* STRIKE: Three British trade unions representing postal workers and transport staff said they would suspend their scheduled strikes following the death of Queen Elizabeth.

* RETAILER: British retailers saw the slowest growth in sales since the end of COVID-19 lockdowns last year as shoppers tightened their belts in the face of soaring inflation, business consultancy BDO said.

* OIL: Oil prices rose on Friday as investors considered Russia's threat to halt oil and gas exports to some buyers.

* GOLD: Gold rose on Friday supported by a dip in the dollar and was set for eking out small weekly gains.

* UK's main stock indexes ended higher after new Prime Minister Liz Truss announced a plan to tackle high energy costs without imposing windfall tax on oil and gas profits.

* UK CORPORATE DIARY: Computacenter Plc

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Reporting by Anchal Rana in Bengaluru

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