UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept.7
Sept 7 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 16 points lower on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures FFIc1 down 0.2%.
* BP: BP Plc BP.L said it was conducting a joint feasibility study with Australian lender Macquarie Group MQG.AX to produce green hydrogen at the oil giant's former refinery site near Perth in Western Australia.
* HOUSE PRICES: British house prices rose sharply last month in a further sign of strong momentum in the market even after the partial withdrawal of tax breaks on property purchases, a survey from mortgage lender Halifax showed.
* TED BAKER: Ted Baker TED.L said second-quarter sales jumped 50% as the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in the UK boosted demand for formal clothes.
* MCBRIDE: McBride MCB.L reported a 17.8% slump in annual profit, due to rising raw material costs but the company kept its 2022 outlook unchanged after issuing a profit warning last month.
* TP ICAP: TP ICAP Group TCAPI.L , reported a lower half-year profit as trading in its global broking and energy and commodities businesses tailed off from the high comparable base marked by the pandemic.
* GLENCORE: Glencore subsidiary Prodeco will hand back its Colombian coal mining concessions after the country's national mining agency accepted an initially rejected request.
* NORTHERN IRELAND: Britain plans to further extend post-Brexit grace periods on some goods imports to Northern Ireland, Brexit minister David Frost said on Monday.
* RETAIL: British consumer spending jumped last month due to a post-lockdown splurge on holidays at home and entertainment, payment card company Barclaycard said on Tuesday.
* OIL: Oil prices were mixed in quiet trade as some investors scooped up bargains following the recent losses while growing fears over slower demand after Saudi Arabia's sharp cuts to crude contract prices for Asia weighed on sentiment.
* London's FTSE 100 rose on Monday, led by financial and industrials stocks, on bets that central banks would keep monetary policy loose amid signs of a sharp slowdown in the global economic rebound.
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(Reporting By Geetha Panchaksharam and Shanima A in Bengaluru)
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