November 23, 2017 / 6:11 AM / a year ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 23

    Nov 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 17
points at 7,401.9 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * RBS: Britain will reprivatise bailed-out lender Royal Bank of Scotland
 by selling 15 billion pounds ($20 billion) of shares, according to
budget documents released on Wednesday, in a boost to finance minister Philip
Hammond's coffers.
    * CMC MARKETS: CMC Markets chairman Simon Waugh is to step down two
years after its London flotation, Sky News reported on Wednesday.
    * BRITAIN-AIRLINES: Britain's aviation industry on Wednesday criticised
changes to a tax on air passengers which will freeze the duty for a majority of
customers, saying they did not go far enough to keep Britain competitive as
Brexit approaches.
    * BRITAIN-INFLATION: The British public's expectations for inflation over
the next 12 months dropped to 2.6 percent this month from October's four-year
high of 2.8 percent, a monthly survey by polling company YouGov showed on
    * GOLD: Gold prices nudged lower on Thursday, with investors taking profits
after gains of nearly 1 percent in the previous session on weaker U.S. economic
data and concerns among some Federal Reserve policymakers over lower inflation.

    * OIL: Oil prices eased on Thursday, with U.S. crude dipping away from
two-year highs reached the day before, but the shutdown of the Keystone pipeline
and a drawdown in fuel inventories continued to bolster markets despite worries
over rising output.
    * EX-DIVS: Carnival, DCC, National Grid and Vodafone
Group will trade without entitlement to their latest dividend pay-out on
Thursday, trimming 6.89 points off the FTSE 100 according to Reuters
    * The UK blue chip FTSE 100 index ended the session just 0.1 percent
higher at 7,419.02 points on Wednesday as sterling recovered and headed higher,
though the blue chip index still outperformed a negative European
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 (Reporting by Siju Varghese)
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