UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 17

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Sept 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 () index is seen opening 34 points lower at 6,044 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.

AstraZeneca: The adverse events that led to a pause in trials evaluating AstraZeneca Plc’s (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine candidate may not have been associated with the vaccine itself, according to a document outlining participant information that was posted online .

BoE: The Bank of England is expected to signal on Thursday that it is getting ready to pump yet into Britain’s economy as it heads for a jump in unemployment and a possible Brexit shock.

Rolls-Royce: Britain’s Rolls-Royce () said on Wednesday it continued to , including debt and equity, to boost its balance sheet.

NatWest: NatWest () said late on Wednesday that its digital banking services after experiencing an outage.

Gold: prices fell more than 1%, as the dollar climbed after the U.S. Federal Reserve painted a favourable economic recovery picture but stopped short of offering concrete signals on further stimulus.

Oil: prices fell, after rising in the two previous sessions, as concerns about weak fuel demand re-emerged after production platforms in the southeastern United States took steps to resume output following Hurricane Sally’s passage.

EX-DIVS: Intertek Group () will trade without entitlement to its latest dividend pay-out on Thursday, trimming 0.2 points off the FTSE 100 according to Reuters calculations.

London-listed stocks slipped on Wednesday as the fraught trade talks between Britain and the European Union remained in focus.

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