UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 22



Feb 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening lower on Tuesday, with futures FFIc1 down 0.79%.

* HSBC: HSBC HSBA.L brought forward its key profitability target by a year and more than doubled its annual profits as expected bad loans from the COVID-19 pandemic failed to materialise and it looked forward to rising interest rates lifting its income.

* BARCLAYS: Barclays Plc BARC.L is preparing to name Anna Cross as group chief financial officer in the coming months, the first woman to be appointed to the role, Sky News reported on Monday.

* HSBC: HSBC HSBA.L aims to cut emissions associated with loans made to its oil and gas clients by 34% this decade, the bank's sustainability chief told Reuters, marking the first time that Britain's biggest lender has committed to such a target.

* MORSES CLUB: Morses Club's shares fell by as much as 67% on Monday after a profit warning and the abrupt departure of its chief executive, who the British sub-prime lender said in a stock exchange filing had sold stock without giving it advance warning.

* PARKER-MEGGITT DEAL: EU antitrust regulators will decide by March 28 whether to clear U.S. engineering and aerospace company Parker-Hannifin's PH.N 6.3-billion-pound ($8.57 billion) bid for British rival Meggitt MGGT.L , according to a European Commission filing on Monday.

* METALS: Nickel and aluminium prices rose to multi-year highs, driven by concerns over supply disruption from Russia as tensions escalate in Eastern Europe.

* GOLD: Gold hit a near nine-month high, as the situation in Eastern Europe intensified after Russia ordered troops into breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine, supporting demand for safe-haven bullion.

* OIL: Oil prices jumped more than $2 to a fresh seven-year high.

* UK shares shed their early gains to end lower on Monday, with tensions in Ukraine keeping global markets on edge.

* UK CORPORATE DIARY:

Antofagasta

ANTO.L

FY results Hargreaves Lansdown

HRGV.L

HY results Coca Cola HBC

CCH.L

FY results McBride Plc

MCB.L

HY results InterContinental Hotels

IHG.L

FY results Smith & Nephew

SN.L

FY results Petra Diamonds

PDL.L

HY results

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Reporting by Amna Karimi in Bengaluru

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