September 30, 2019 / 7:21 AM / 22 days ago

Update 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 30

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    Sept 30 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index was down 0.1% at 7,422
by 0709 GMT.
     
    * WOODFORD: Money manager Neil Woodford's only listed fund said its
assets fell a further 21% in value in the last three months after his separate
flagship fund was frozen on June 3 because it could not meet client redemption
requests.
    
    * GULF MARINE SERVICES: Gulf Marine Services reported lower adjusted
first-half core earnings on Monday in delayed results, citing challenging
markets.
    
    * SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell on Monday introduced a quarterly
outlook, forecasting higher liquefied natural gas output and charges of up to
$850 million for the third quarter.
    
    * GSK: GlaxoSmithKline plc said its maintenance therapy for a form
of ovarian cancer reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 38% in a
late-stage study in cancer patients.
    
    * ASTRAZENECA/MERCK : AstraZeneca Plc and Merck & Co Inc
said on Monday their treatment for newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer
improved progression-free survival in patients tested in a late-stage
study.
    
    * GOLD: Gold prices edged lower on Monday, as the dollar firmed on easing
fears of an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war after a report that the
United States does not currently plan to de-list Chinese companies from U.S.
stock markets.
    
    * OIL: Oil prices edged up on Monday after China's factories unexpectedly
ramped up production in September, easing concerns about demand at the world's
largest crude importer amid an ongoing trade war with the United States.

    
    * The UK blue chip index closed up more than 1% on Friday, as exporters were
bolstered by an ailing pound after a Bank of England policymaker hinted at an
interest rate cut, while hopes of a U.S-China trade deal also lifted the mood.

    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:   
 Netcall PLC                                           FY 2019 Earnings Release
 Yourgene Health PLC                                   FY 2019 Earnings Release
 Octagonal plc                                         FY 2019 Earnings Release
 London Finance & Investment Group PLC                 FY 2019 Earnings Release
 Marble Point Loan Financing Ltd                       HY 2019 Earnings Release
 APQ Global Ltd                                        HY 2019 Earnings Release
 Corero Network Security PLC                           HY 2019 Earnings Release
 President Energy PLC                                  HY 2019 Earnings Release
 Xtract Resources PLC                                  HY 2019 Earnings Release
 Goldplat PLC                                          FY 2019 Earnings Release
 Thruvision Group PLC                                  FY 2019 Earnings Release
 JPmorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust            FY 2019 Earnings Release
 PLC                                                   
 Ariana Resources PLC                                  HY 2019 Earnings Release
 Nasstar PLC                                           HY 2019 Earnings Release
 Strategic Equity Capital PLC                          FY 2019 Earnings Release
 Rosslyn Data Technologies PLC                         FY  2019 Earnings Release
 Block Energy PLC                                      FY Earnings Release
 SDX Energy Inc                                        Q2 2019 Earnings Release
 Amryt Pharma Holdings Ltd                             HY 2019 Earnings Release
 
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    TODAY'S UK PAPERS
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 (Reporting by Samantha Machado in Bengaluru)
  
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