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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 26

July 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Tuesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.22%. * UNILEVER: Unilever Plc ULVR.L raised its full-year sales guidance after beating forecasts with an 8.1% increase in first-half underlying sales as the maker of Dove soap and Knorr stock cubes hiked prices to counter soaring costs. * HEATHROW: Heathrow, the London hub that has capped flight numbers after struggling to cope with a rebound in travel, said it remained loss making and w
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 26

July 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Tuesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.16%. * STRIKE: The Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA), a British rail union, on Monday announced strike action across seven train operating companies that will take place on Aug. 18 and Aug. 20. * SHELL: Shell Plc SHEL.L said on Monday it had made a final investment decision to develop the Jackdaw gas field in the British North Sea, which is expected to come online in the mid-
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 12

May 12 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening lower on Thursday, with futures FFIc1 down 1.5%. * ROLLS-ROYCE: Rolls-Royce RR.L traded in line with expectations in the first four months of the year, the engine manufacturer said on Thursday, helped by a gradual return to flying and increased government investment in defence. * BT: BT, Britain's biggest broadband and mobile operator, said it had finalised the deal to combine its sports broadcasting unit with Discovery Inc DISCA.
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European stocks log best session in 6 weeks as cyclicals roar back

* Swedish Match up on $16 bln bid from Philip Morris * ECB's Lagarde cements rate hike expectations * Bayer drops on setback in Roundup dispute * U.S. consumer price gains slow but inflation still hot By Sruthi Shankar and Shreyashi Sanyal May 11 (Reuters) - European stocks locked in gains for a second straight session on Wednesday as strong earnings and a surge in economically sensitive sectors boosted sentiment after U.S.
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UK's FTSE 100 rises on commodity stocks rally, Compass earnings boost

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window) * Compass Group tops FTSE 100 on share buyback, outlook * TP ICAP's revenue rises as volatility drives trading * UK to enter recession this year, think-tank forecasts * FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 both up 1.4% each (Updates to close) By Bansari Mayur Kamdar May 11 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 ended higher on Wednesday as energy and mining shares rallied on the back of higher commodity prices
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 11

May 11 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Wednesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.5%. * TP ICAP: TP ICAP TCAPI.L , the world's largest inter-dealer broker, said its first-quarter revenue rose 14% as heightened market volatility spurred global trading opportunities. * ITV: British broadcaster ITV ITV.L reported a "robust" first quarter, with total external revenue rising 18% to 834 million pounds ($1 billion), driven by growth in its studios productions business and a
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 11

May 11 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Wednesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.4%. * TESCO: Britain's advertising regulator has banned five adverts for Tesco's TSCO.L mobile phone business, saying its use of the words "shiitake" and "pistachio" alluded to expletives and were offensive. * ECONOMY: Britain is on course to enter a technical recession in the second half of this year and faces a big hit to living standards from surging prices, an economic think-tank sa
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Stronger pound weighs on FTSE 100 after BoE rate hike

* BoE hike rates to curb inflation * Compass group tops blue-chip index on upbeat earnings * FTSE 100 down 0.7%, FTSE 250 off 1.3% By Amal S, Tanvi Mehta and Anisha Sircar Feb 3 (Reuters) - London's FTSE 100 erased early gains to end lower on Thursday, as the pound jumped after the Bank of England (BoE) announced a second consecutive interest rate hike to curb inflation.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 3

Feb 3 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening lower with futures down 0.2% on Thursday. * PLAYTECH: Playtech PTEC.L said its shareholder TTB Partners sought the gambling software maker to release it from takeover rules that prevent it from making a fresh offer for the British company after the Aristocrat deal collapsed. * BT GROUP: Britain's BT Group BT.L said it had entered exclusive discussions with Discovery DISCA.O to create a joint venture with BT Sport and Eurosport, as
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Let the fun begin

A look at the day ahead in markets from Dhara Ranasinghe. If you were hoping for calm before Thursday's Bank of England and European Central Bank meetings, forget it. U.S. stock futures are down sharply in early London trade -- Nasdaq futures NQcv1 are sliding 2% with tech stocks globally in the doldrums. Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc's FB.O shares plunged more than Link 20% late on Wednesday after posting weaker-than-expected forecasts.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 3

Feb 3 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening lower with futures down 0.07% on Thursday. * PLAYTECH: Aristocrat Leisure's ALL.AX bid for gambling software company Playtech PTEC.L fell through on Wednesday after the British firm's shareholders rejected the 2.1 billion pound offer. * M&C SAATCHI: A deadline Thursday for the biggest shareholder in M&C Saatchi SAA.L to clarify its intentions in making a bid for the advertising group is likely to be extended to allow the two sides
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov. 23

Nov 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 4 points lower on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures FFIc1 down 0.6%. * COMPASS GROUP: Catering giant Compass Group CPG.L resumed dividend payouts, forecast fiscal 2022 underlying profit margin to be more than 6%, and reported a higher annual profit, as it benefits from economic reopenings and record new business wins.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov. 23

Nov 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 4 points lower on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. * GSK: Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc ARWR.O entered a drug development deal with GlaxoSmithKline Plc GSK.L on Monday under which the British drugmaker will develop and market Arrowhead's potential treatment for patients with fatty liver disease NASH.
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