November 13, 2017 / 5:38 AM / in a year

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 13

    Nov 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 33
points at 7,465.6 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. 
    * UNILEVER: Unilever's Dutch Works Council is threatening to call
for strike action across global factories if potential buyers of its margarine
business don’t agree to protect jobs and pension guarantees, The Telegraph
reported on Saturday.  
    * RYANAIR: Ryanair is to increase the number of pilots it employs
directly and hire more staff to respond to their queries as part of a new
programme to improve its pilot management, according to an internal memo seen by
    * BRITAIN ECONOMY: British employers expect to raise pay for their workers
only a little despite strong demand for staff and already low unemployment,
according to an industry survey that suggested no immediate respite for the
country's squeezed households.
    * GOLD: Gold prices edged lower early on Monday in the wake of their biggest
one-day percentage loss in about two weeks in the previous session, weighed down
as the U.S. dollar firmed.
    * OIL: Oil trading was cautious on Monday amid ongoing tensions in the
Middle East and after a rising rig count in the United States suggested
producers there are preparing to increase output.
    * The UK blue chip FTSE 100 index closed down 0.7 percent at
7,432.99 points on Friday, as shares could not shake a downbeat mood and
suffered their biggest weekly drop in two months as retail stocks continued to
weigh, with Burberry and Bunzl leading losses.
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Siju Varghese)
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