October 23, 2019 / 6:02 AM / 7 months ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct. 23

    Oct 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 16
points lower at 7,197 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.    
    * JUST EAT: Dutch internet conglomerate Prosus made an unsolicited
$6.3 billion cash bid to buy British food delivery firm Just Eat on
Tuesday, using its superior firepower to try to scupper an all-share offer from
rival Takeaway.com.
    * GOLD: Gold prices were steady on Wednesday, as investors awaited more
clarity on the Brexit and the U.S.-China trade war, but a rally in the bond
markets provided modest support to the bullion.
    * OIL: Oil fell on Wednesday after gaining over 1% in the previous session
as U.S. industry data showed a bigger-than-expected build in crude stockpiles,
but the possibility of deeper output cuts from OPEC and its allies contained the
    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.7% higher on Tuesday as uncertainty over
whether British lawmakers would support the government's Brexit deal took its
toll on the pound.
 Softcat Plc                      FY earnings release
 Antofagasta Plc                  Q3 production report
 Filtronic Plc                    FY earnings release
 Hochschild Mining Plc            Q3 production report
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 (Reporting by Samantha Machado in Bengaluru)
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