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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 29

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 28 points lower at 6,131 on
Monday, according to financial bookmakers.

    * BHP: BHP Group, has completed its first blockchain trade
in iron ore with China Baoshan Iron & Steel Co Ltd.
    * RIO: Rio Tinto said Mongolia would build a coal-fired
plant that would supply power to its giant Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in the
country, with construction set to start by this time next year.
    * ENERGY: Britain's energy market regulator Ofgem is consulting on plans to
strengthen support measures being offered during the coronavirus
pandemic.
    * BRITISH AIRWAYS: British Airways, which has said it needs to cut 12,000
jobs and proposed pay cuts for cabin crew, has reached a deal with its pilots
that will see 350 laid off.
    * ASTRAZENECA: Brazil announced on Saturday that it had signed a $127
million agreement to start producing locally an experimental vaccine developed
by AstraZeneca.
    * PETRA DIAMONDS: Petra Diamonds has put itself or parts of its
business up for sale, the Africa-focussed miner said.
    * UNILEVER:  Unilever PLC said it will stop advertising on Facebook
, Instagram and Twitter in the United States for the rest of the
year.
    * BERKELEY: British homebuilder Berkeley Group said its chairman
and co-founder, Tony Pidgley, died suddenly on Friday.
    * OIL: Oil prices slid for a second straight session as coronavirus cases
rose in the United States and other places.
    * The UK blue-chip index closed up 0.2% on Friday, as investors
weighed optimism about a revival in business activity against a surge in global
coronavirus infections.
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 (Reporting by Tapanjana Rudra)
  
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