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Sept 23 (Reuters) - Britain’s FTSE 100 index is expected to open 6 points lower at 7,339 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.15% ahead of cash market open.
* ON THE BEACH: Package holiday provider On The Beach said on Monday it would book a one-time charge for the year as it makes alternate arrangements for passengers affected by the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook.
* THOMAS COOK: Thomas Cook’s German holiday airline Condor has asked the German government for a bridging loan, the company said on Monday, adding that it would continue its flight operation despite its parent company’s insolvency.
* SPORTS DIRECT INTERNATIONAL: Mike Ashley’s retail group Sports Direct International said on Monday it had made a 5-pence-a-share offer for Goals Soccer Centres, the struggling football pitch operator that said last month it had misstated historical accounts.
* OIL: Oil prices rose to their highest in two sessions on Monday amid concerns about oil supply disruptions from Saudi Arabia and elevated tensions in Middle East.
* GOLD: Gold prices were unchanged on Monday, as investors remained on the sidelines awaiting clarity on U.S.-China trade talks, while escalating tensions in the Middle East provided some support.
* The UK blue chip index dipped by 0.2% on Friday as sterling hit multi-month highs after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that a Brexit deal is still possible.
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> Other business headlines (Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka and Samantha Machado in Bengaluru)