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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov. 4

    Nov 4 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 19 points
higher at 7,321 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * GOLD: Gold prices were steady on Monday as the greenback eased on soft
manufacturing survey, while signs of a U.S.-China trade deal coming through this
month stoked risk appetite, capping gains for the safe-haven bullion. 

    * OIL: Oil prices eased on Monday as traders took profit ahead of fresh
European and U.S. economic data, despite hopes for some resolution to the
U.S.-China trade row that has hurt global economic growth and crimped energy
    * The UK bluechip index closed 0.8% higher on Friday, led by oil
heavyweights and miners as Chinese factory data and a stronger than expected
U.S. employment report helped the index to bounce back from its worst session in
a month.
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
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 (Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka in Bengaluru)