March 19, 2019 / 5:44 AM / 3 months ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 19

    March 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 is seen opening 9 points
lower at 7,290 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * SAINSBURY: Sainsbury's and Walmart's Asda will provide a
more specific commitment to cut prices in response to a negative provisional
view by Britain's competition watchdog of their proposed tie-up, the Financial
Times reported on Monday.
    * EASYJET: British budget airline easyJet pulled out of talks to
rescue Alitalia on Monday, leaving the Italian carrier's future uncertain only
two weeks before a deadline to save it.
    * OCADO: British online supermarket Ocado plans to establish an
office for its Ocado Solutions technology business in the Washington D.C. area
of the United States, it said on Monday.
    * CME GROUP: Euro-denominated government bond, repurchase agreement and
foreign exchange trading at CME Group has moved from London to Amsterdam
to avoid disruption from Brexit, the exchange said on Monday.     
    * GOLD: Gold prices rose for a third consecutive session on Tuesday as the
dollar weakened on expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will maintain a
dovish tone at its monetary policy meeting this week.
    * OIL: Oil prices were near 2019 highs on Tuesday, supported by supply cuts
led by producer club OPEC.
    * The UK blue-chip index closed 0.98 percent higher at 7299.19 on Monday
after Britain's parliament speaker struck a fresh blow to Theresa May's EU
divorce deal, while a rally in miners and oil stocks also lent
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 (Reporting by Adil  Bhat in Bengaluru)
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