UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 5



May 5 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Thursday, with futures FFIc1 up 1.15%.

* OCADO: Some 29% of votes cast at Ocado's OCDO.L annual shareholder meeting opposed online supermarket and technology group's plan to extend management incentive scheme beyond its original five-year term.

* MONDI: Paper and packaging firm MNDI.L said it would sell its Russian assets, the latest company to exit the country following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

* STANCHART: Standard Chartered's STAN.L pay plans for top executives were approved by shareholders on Wednesday, but a sizeable minority of investors voted against them.

* RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto RIO.AX RIO.L said any sanctions on Russian aluminium producer Rusal for Moscow's invasion of Ukraine would significantly disrupt the aluminium market and drive prices higher.

* UK CAR SALES: British new car sales fell about 16% in April, compared with a year earlier, prompting a downgrade to the full-year outlook, according to preliminary industry data released.

* GOLD: Gold prices climbed more than 1% after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell ruled out large, aggressive interest rate hikes for the year as the central bank seeks to contain inflation without triggering an economic recession.

* OIL: Oil prices edged higher, extending gains from the previous session, as a European Union proposal for new sanctions against Russia, including an embargo on crude in six months, offset concerns over Chinese demand.

* FTSE 100: UK's benchmark equities index declined on Wednesday, weighed down by weakness in consumer staple and healthcare shares, while investors awaited the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision later in the day.

* UK CORPORATE DIARY:

Shell

SHEL.L

Q1 results BAE Systems

BAES.L

Trading update Barratt Developments

BDEV.L

Trading update Hiscox

HSX.L

Q1 trading statement Virgin Money UK

VMUK.L

HY results Next Plc

NXT.L

Interim Management

Statement Rathbones Group

RAT.L

Q1 Interim Management

Statement Derwent London

DLN.L

Q1 Business Update

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TODAY'S UK PAPERS

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Reporting by Amna Karimi in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi

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