UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 3

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 3

Reuters  | Jul 03, 2020 15:00

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 3

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July 3 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 6 points
higher at 6,246 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures
FFIc1 up 0.3% ahead of cash markets open.

* LAND SECURITIES: Land Securities LAND.L said like-for-like sales at its
shopping centres was at 80% of the level achieved last year in the two weeks
since non-essential retail reopened in England. * CMC MARKETS: Online trading platform CMC Markets CMCX.L said its 2021
earnings will exceed the upper end of market consensus. * FCA: Britain's Financial Conduct Authority proposed extending pandemic
relief measures for consumers with car financing contracts or high-cost credit
until the end of October. * HSBC: HSBC Holdings Plc HSBA.L said it would make new investments in its
wealth management and insurance operations in mainland China. * AMIGO: British lender Amigo AMGO.L said it had extended a deadline with
the Financial Conduct Authority to deal with a backlog of customer complaints
and set aside more money to settle them. * QUARANTINE RULE: Quarantine rules for people arriving in England from
around 50 countries will be lifted, transport minister Grant Shapps said.
* OIL: Oil prices fell, reversing earlier gains, as the resurgence of the
coronavirus globally and in the United States, the world's largest oil consumer,
stoked worries that a fuel demand recovery could stall. * GOLD: Gold was flat, trading in a narrow $4 range on Friday, as worries
over surging coronavirus cases globally and lingering trade tensions between the
United States and China overshadowed strong U.S. jobs data. * The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed up 1.3% on Thursday, as signs of
progress in developing a COVID-19 vaccine bolstered hopes of a post-pandemic
economic recovery. * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:
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