UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov. 2
Nov 2 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening lower on Tuesday, with futures FFIc1 down 0.2%.
* BP: BP BP.L reported a sharp rise in third-quarter profit, lifted by stronger oil and natural gas prices that have soared this year as economies recover from the pandemic. * TP ICAP: TP ICAP's TCAPI.L third-quarter revenue jumped 15% as increased volatility boosted trading in its energy and commodities business, the world's largest inter-dealer broker said.
* THG: BlackRock BLK.N is preparing to sell a portion of its investment in British e-commerce group THG THG.L , a bookrunner for the deal said on Tuesday, at a discount to the stock's last closing price.
* HISCOX: Insurer Hiscox HSX.L has set aside $150 million to cover losses linked to Hurricane Ida and floods in Europe, it said.
* STANDARD CHARTERED: Standard Chartered STAN.L reported on Tuesday a stronger-than-expected quarterly pre-tax profit on lower credit impairment charges, as the emerging markets-focused lender rode a recovery in pandemic-hit markets.
* ROLLS-ROYCE: Qatar and Rolls-Royce RR.L will team up in a multi-billion pound project to develop and invest in green technology start-ups in the UK and the Gulf Arab state which they hope will reach "unicorn" status as worth more than $1 billion.
* RATE DECISION: The Bank of England heads into its most unpredictable interest rate decision in years this week, leaving investors and analysts on edge about the chance of its first hike since the pandemic struck the world economy.
* GOLD: Gold prices eased, hurt by an uptick in the dollar as investors await a policy meeting of the U.S. central bank for clues to how it will fight growing inflationary pressures and worries over weaker economic growth.
* OIL: Oil prices rose as key producer group OPEC undershot its expected pace of output increases last month, while the world's top oil consumer China ramped up operating rates to meet a spike in diesel demand.
* London's FTSE 100 index marked its highest close in 20 months on Monday, aided by gains in most bank stocks and a weaker pound.
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Reporting by Muhammed Husain and Shanima A in Bengaluru
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