UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 2



March 1 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening open 28 points lower at 6,560 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures .FFIc1 down 0.08% ahead of the cash market open.

* TRAVIS PERKINS: Travis Perkins TPK.L , Britain's biggest seller of building materials, has recommenced the process to demerge its Wickes home improvement business, it said on Tuesday.

* LOOKERS: Lookers Plc LOOK.L said on Tuesday that the Financial Conduct Authority has closed its investigation into possible mis-selling of products by the motor retailer.

* ROBERT WALTERS: Robert Walters Plc RWA.L said on Tuesday its annual profit slumped 75% as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to affect hiring globally, even as the British recruiter saw signs of recovery in the job market in the last few months of 2020.

* WIZZ AIR: Passenger numbers at Wizz Air WIZZ.L plunged 87% in February compared to the same month last year, as the pandemic's impact on travel worsened again.

* FRESNILLO: Precious metals miner Fresnillo Plc FRES.L reported a sharp jump in full-year pre-tax profit on Tuesday, boosted by strong gold and silver prices, but the company said it remains cautious for 2021 due to the continued impact of the pandemic in Mexico.

* TAYLOR WIMPEY: Britain's third-largest homebuilder Taylor Wimpey TW.L said the 2021 selling season has started well, ahead of possible additional incentives for the sector in the budget, and resumed dividend payment as promised.

* MAN GROUP: British hedge fund manager Man Group EMG.L on Tuesday posted a slide in its 2020 core pretax profit, but raised its total dividend by 8% as funds under management touched a record high.

* CRODA: Specialty chemical company Croda CRDA.L said on Tuesday that it expects its deal to supply additives for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to help support growth in its life sciences business, after reporting a drop in 2020 profit.

* RENISHAW: Engineering firm Renishaw Plc RSW.L said on Tuesday it was seeking a buyer for itself after the company's founders said they intended to sell their majority stake in the company.

* ASTRAZENECA: People in France aged over 65 with existing health problems can be given the AstraZeneca AZN.L COVID-19 vaccine, France's health minister said on Monday, departing from Paris's earlier stance that the vaccine should be for under-65s only.

* ASTRAZENECA: Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization released new guidelines on Monday that advise against vaccinating people who are 65 years and older with AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, citing lack of information about efficacy in that age group.

* BREXIT: The shift in financial staff and assets from the City of London to the European Union because of Brexit has eased after Britain completed its full departure from the bloc, a tracker from consultants EY showed.

* TAXES: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed in an interview with the Sun newspaper that his green agenda will not lead to any new tax rises.

* VACCINES: The Pfizer PFE.N and AstraZeneca vaccines are more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations from COVID-19 in those over 80 after one dose of either shot, Public Health England said on Monday, citing a pre-print study.

* REGULATOR: Britain's financial watchdog must act faster on scams, its chair said on Monday.

* GOLD: Gold prices slumped to their lowest in 8-1/2 months, as a stronger dollar and elevated U.S. Treasury yields eroded investor appetite for the non-yielding metal.

* OIL: Oil prices fell more than 1%, extending losses that began last week, as investors unwound long positions on concern that OPEC may agree to increase global supply in a meeting this week and Chinese demand may be slipping.

* British shares rose on Monday, led by homebuilders and miners on reports of more domestic fiscal support.

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Reporting by Shanima A and Tanishaa Nadkar in Bengaluru

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