UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 25

(Updates futures move, news stories)

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Tuesday with futures FFIc1 up 0.51%.

* MARSTON'S: Pub operator Marston's MARS.L said on Tuesday like-for-like sales for the 16 weeks ended Jan. 12 came in 3.9% lower than pre-pandemic levels, as Britain imposed fresh COVID-19 curbs and people chose to stay indoors amid rising Omicron variant cases.

* GSK: Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Investment signed an agreement with GSK GSK.L on Monday to boost the kingdom's healthcare and life sciences sector, it said on Twitter.

* KINGFISHER: British home improvement retailer Kingfisher KGF.L said on Tuesday it will start a third 75 million pound ($101 million) tranche of its share repurchase programme.

* RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto's RIO.AX RIO.L chief executive said he was concerned about the Serbian prime minister's comments against the company's lithium project, in his first remarks after Belgrade revoked the global mining company's exploration licences.

* RIO TINTO-MONGOLIA: Rio Tinto and the Mongolian government said they have reached an agreement to end a long-running dispute over the $6.93 billion expansion project for the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mining project.

* UNILEVER: Unilever ULVR.L plans to slash thousands of management positions across its operations, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

* AMIGO HOLDINGS: British subprime lender Amigo Holdings AMGO.L said on Monday Chief Financial Officer Mike Corcoran will step down immediately, on a day where its shares fell as much as 62% after the firm flagged potential insolvency.

* London's FTSE 100 fell on Monday with industrial miners leading declines tracking Asian equities lower on caution ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later this week, while gains in Vodafone and Unilever helped limit losses.

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Reporting by Sinchita Mitra in Bengaluru

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