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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 22
Published at 22/09/2021 at 06:34

Sept 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 2 points higher on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers

* SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell has ordered at least three electric ferries in Singapore to replace the diesel boats it uses to transport employees and visitors between mainland Singapore and its oil refining and chemicals plant on Bukom island, it said.

* ENTAIN: British gambling firm Entain said on Tuesday that U.S. fantasy sports betting company DraftKings

had made a takeover proposal that valued it at $22.4 bln.

* OFGEM: Britain's energy regulator Ofgem said on Tuesday it has ordered five suppliers to make payments into a government renewables scheme.

* UNILEVER: Florida's top pension investment officer said on Tuesday he expects the state will restrict purchases of Unilever PLC assets starting in late October.

* CF INDUSTRIES: Britain has struck a deal with CF Industries for the American company to restart the production of carbon dioxide (CO2).

* GOLD: Gold prices edged up, ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy signals later in the day on reducing stimulus for the world's largest economy.

* OIL: Oil prices rose around 1%, extending overnight gains, after industry data showed U.S. crude stocks fell more than expected last week in the wake of two hurricanes, highlighting tight supply as demand improves.

* London's FTSE 100 rebounded on Tuesday, aided by gains in energy and healthcare stocks, and Entain jumped to the top of the index after the Ladbrokes owner said it received an offer from DraftKings.

* UK CORPORATE DIARY:

PZ Cussons FY results

Saga HY results

Ten Entertainment HY results

Oxford BioMedica HY results

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(Reporting By Geetha Panchaksharam)

((geetha.panchaksharam@thomsonreuters.com))