UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb. 8

Feb 8 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Tuesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.16%.

* BP: BP BP.L reported a profit of $12.8 billion in 2021, the highest in eight years, as natural gas and oil prices soared and the global economy recovered from the pandemic slump.

* BP: BP BP.L said it was aiming to accelerate its goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 as part of efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and boost its renewable energy capacity.

* SSE: British renewable power generator and network operator SSE Plc SSE.L upgraded its outlook for full-year 2021/22 adjusted earnings to at least 90 pence from at least 83 pence.

* OCADO: Ocado OCDO.L , the British online supermarket and technology firm, reported a 12.1% fall in annual core earnings, with investment in the business more than offsetting an increase in revenue.

* BELLWAY: UK homebuilder Bellway Plc BWY.L echoed its bigger rivals in saying it expected strong demand to persist, staving off concerns that a post-lockdown boom in the housing market had started to fade amid a growing cost-of-living squeeze.

* TUI AG: TUI's TUIGn.DE , TUIT.L summer travel bookings were steadily approaching pre-COVID levels, the European holiday company said.

* SHELL: Shell SHEL.L and Brazilian steelmaker Gerdau SA GGBR4.SA said they had reached a binding agreement to create a 50-50 joint venture for the development, construction and operation of a new solar farm in Brazil's Minas Gerais state.

* VODAFONE: Iliad SA ILD.PA made an offer for Vodafone's VOD.L Italian unit last week, Bloomberg News reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

* OIL: Oil prices eased ahead of the resumption of indirect talks between the United States and Iran which may revive a nuclear deal that could lead to the removal of sanctions on Iranian oil sales, increasing global supplies.

* Britain's main equity index rose on Monday, led by banking stocks as investors continued to bet on rising interest rates globally, while stronger commodity prices lifted mining shares.

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Reporting by Amna Karimi in Bengaluru

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