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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 13

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 47 points lower at 6,233 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * ASTRAZENECA: Argentina and Mexico will produce the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for most of Latin America, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said on Wednesday. * AIRLINES: Southwest Airlines Co, Ryanair Holdings Plc and easyJet Plc are the only three airlines whose bonds are still rated investment grade, S&P Global Ratings said. * OIL: Crude oil prices eased slightly but held most of their gains from the previous session after U.S. government data showed a fall in inventories. * GOLD: Gold climbed 1% on a softer dollar, consolidating further above the key $1,900 level, with an ultra-low interest rate environment and worries over global economic fallout from mounting COVID-19 cases. * EX-DIVS: Ashtead Group, Aviva, Astrazeneca, BP , Diageo, Glaxosmithkline, Legal&General, Phoenix Group, Pearson, Royal Dutch Shell, Segro and Smurfit Kappa will trade without entitlement to its latest dividend pay-out on Thursday, trimming 22.4 points off the FTSE 100, according to Reuters calculations. * The UK blue-chip index jumped 2% on Wednesday as investors focused on signs of a recovery in economic output in June, shrugging off a record 20.4% plunge in the second quarter, the largest contraction reported by any major economy. * UK CORPORATE DIARY: National Express Group HY Earnings Releases Renishaw FY Earnings Releases Coats Group HY Earnings Releases Just Group HY Earnings Releases GVC Holdings Interim Results * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: TODAY'S UK PAPERS > Financial Times > Other business headlines (Reporting by Tapanjana Rudra)
uk.reuters.com
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UK 'must anticipate hostile states threat'

China and Russia are among countries willing to use coronavirus to their advantage, MPs say.
bbc.co.uk
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UK 'must anticipate hostile states threat'

China and Russia are among countries willing to use coronavirus to their advantage, MPs say.
bbc.com
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Fall in UK house prices will not help first-time buyers, think-tank predicts

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication
ft.com
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Severe storms forecast after scorching temperatures

Flooding, damage to buildings, travel disruption and power cuts are expected in several regions.
bbc.com
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Severe storms forecast after scorching temperatures

Flooding, damage to buildings, travel disruption and power cuts are expected in several regions.
bbc.co.uk
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State department report faults US ambassador to UK

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication
ft.com
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UK considers adding France to Covid-19 quarantine list

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication
ft.com
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UK student coronavirus cases tick up slightly - ABC 36 News

Positivity rate up slightly.
wtvq.com
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UK weather: temperatures hit 35C and above for three days in row

Heatwave continues to cause disruption as flooding and storm warnings issued
theguardian.com
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