January 28, 2019 / 6:01 AM / 23 days ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 28

    Jan 28 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 22
points lower at 6,787 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers.
    
    * Tesco: Tesco, Britain's biggest supermarket chain, may cut
thousands of jobs by closing in-store meat, fish and delicatessen counters and
by replacing staff canteens with vending machines, the Mail on Sunday newspaper
reported, citing industry sources.
    * VODAFONE: Vodafone, the world's second-largest mobile operator,
said it was "pausing" the deployment of Huawei          equipment in its core
networks until Western governments give the Chinese firm full security
clearance.
    * ROYAL DUTCH SHELL: The United Steelworkers union said on Friday Shell Oil
Co is delaying progress on important issues in negotiations for a new
national agreement covering 30,000 U.S. refinery and chemical workers, according
to sources familiar with the talks.
    * GOLD: Gold prices held steady on Monday, near a seven-month peak scaled in
previous session, on hopes the U.S. Federal Reserve will keep interest rates
unchanged during its two-day policy meeting later in the week.
    * OIL: Oil prices fell on Monday after U.S. energy firms added rigs for the
first time this year in a sign that crude production there may rise further, and
as China, the world's second-largest oil user, reported additional signs of an
economic slowdown.
    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.14 percent down at 6809.22 on Friday, as
Vodafone tumbled and a stronger pound weighed on exporter stocks.
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: [cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
]
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:
    
 Ashley House Plc                  Half year result
 Paragon Banking Plc               Trading Statement
 Porvair Plc                       Full year result
 SThree Plc                        Full year result
 Petra Diamonds                    Half year production
 

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 (Reporting by Adil Bhat in Bengaluru)
  
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