May 9, 2018 / 5:44 AM / a year ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 9

    May 9 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 7
points on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.     
    * FOX: Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Chief Executive James Murdoch
would not move to Disney if Fox deal closes, WSJ reported.
    * SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell Plc's corporate venture arm and GXP
Investments led a $7.6 million investment in energy storage startup Axiom Energy
to expand its service to grocery stores and cold-storage facilities, Bloomberg
    * VODAFONE: Telecoms operator Vodafone Plc is close to buying large
parts of John Malone's European cable group Liberty Global Plc in a
deal worth about 18 billion euros.
    * GOLD: prices slipped in early trade on Wednesday, as the dollar regained
ground after briefly dipping earlier following U.S. President Donald Trump's
decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.
    * OIL: Crude oil prices jumped back to near 3 1/2-year highs on Wednesday
after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of an international
nuclear deal with Iran, sparking worries about global oil supplies.
    * FTSE 100 ended flat at 7,565.75 points on Tuesday after a public holiday
despite dealmaking dominated activity in UK stocks, with gains in Shire Plc
 and Virgin Money.
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru)
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