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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 22
Published at 22/09/2021 at 07:44

(Adds futures, news items)

Sept 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 2 points higher on Wednesday, with futures marginally up 0.74%.

* PZ CUSSONS: Imperial Leather soap maker PZ Cussons reported a higher annual profit as people continued to adhere to hygiene practices spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, while its beauty business grew through the second half as lockdowns eased.

* SAGA: Saga Plc posted a small profit for the first half, compared to a loss a year earlier, with earnings from its insurance division making up for the shortfall in its cruise operations during the pandemic.

* 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.

* CF INDUSTRIES: Britain's deal with CF Industries to get the American company to restart the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) after soaring gas prices will cost tens of millions of pounds, Environment Secretary George Eustice said.

* 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 climbed more than 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.


PZ Cussons FY results

Saga HY results

Ten Entertainment HY results

Oxford BioMedica HY results

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(Reporting By Geetha Panchaksharam)