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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 4
Published at 04/08/2021 at 06:11

Aug 4 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening higher on Wednesday, with futures up 0.2%.

* COVID-19 STUDY: Fully-vaccinated people have an around 50% to 60% reduced risk of infection from the Delta variant, including those who are asymptomatic, a large English coronavirus prevalence study found on Wednesday.

* The UK government is considering blocking chip designer Nvidia Corp's $40 billion acquisition of British peer Arm Ltd on potential national security risks, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

* VACCINATION: Teenagers in Britain aged 16 and 17 will be given the green light for COVID-19 vaccine within days before they head back to schools and colleges in September, The Sun reported on Tuesday.

* GOLD: Gold prices were flat in early Asian trade, with investors awaiting signals from U.S. jobs data on the labour market recovery that could influence the Federal Reserve's tapering plans.

* OIL: Oil prices fell for a third day on Wednesday on mounting concerns that the increasing spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in top consuming countries will cut fuel demand.

* London's FTSE 100 ended higher on Tuesday as a set of upbeat earnings results supported optimism about a faster economic recovery, although gains were checked by concerns over rising Delta virus variant cases globally.


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(Reporting by Shanima A in Bengaluru)

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