July 1, 2019 / 6:54 AM / 4 months ago

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 1

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    July 1 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100         index is seen opening 50
points higher at 7,475 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with
futures         up 0.87% ahead of the cash market open.
     * ASTON MARTIN: Strategic European Investment Group, the biggest investor
in Aston Martin        , said on Monday it was considering the possibility of
making a cash offer for another 3% stake in the luxury carmaker.               
    * GLENCORE: Congo's interior minister vowed to remove all illegal miners by
Sunday from a copper and cobalt mine run by Glencore          following a
landslide this week that killed at least 43 of them.             
    * GOLD: Gold prices fell more than 1% on Monday to their lowest in more than
a week, as the dollar strengthened and investors opted for riskier assets after
the United States and China agreed to restart trade talks.             
    * OIL: Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Monday after Saudi Arabia,
Russia and Iraq backed an extension of supply cuts for another six to nine
months ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna.              
    * RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto                  named Barbara Levi as its new
general counsel and group executive on Monday, replacing Philip Richards.
    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.2% higher on Friday following a report
that prime minister front-runner Boris Johnson would slash stamp duty and taxes
which drove gains in housebuilders and lifted London's main index.             
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:
    > Financial Times                                
    > Other business headlines                       

 (Reporting by Samantha Machado and Adil Bhat in Bengaluru)
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