March 13, 2019 / 5:55 AM / 7 months ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 13

    March 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 is seen opening 18 points
lower at 7,133 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.   
    *  CAPITA: British outsourcing firm Capita said on Tuesday that
Australia's Corporate Travel Management CTD.AX had made an unsolicited bid for
its travel business.
    * SMITH & NEPHEW: Smith & Nephew Plc said on Tuesday it would buy
U.S.-based regenerative medicine maker Osiris Therapeutics OSIR.O for $660
million, as the British medical products maker looks to bulk up in an area that
is quickly growing.
    * GOLD: Gold rose to its highest level in nearly two weeks on Wednesday,
after regaining the key $1,300 level in prior session, buoyed by safe haven
demand from Brexit chaos and a fall in dollar after a softer U.S.
    * OIL: Oil prices rose on Wednesday, pushed up by ongoing supply cuts from
producer cartel OPEC and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela.
    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.29 percent up at 7151.15 on Thursday after
a fall in the pound triggered by the government's lawyer saying last-minute
assurances won by Prime Minister Theresa May for her Brexit deal left the risk
over the so-called Irish backstop "unchanged".
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 (Reporting by Adil Bhat)
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