UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 15

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 44 points higher at 6,224, on
Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * SOLGOLD: The board of Cornerstone Capital Resources on Tuesday
rejected BHP-backed SolGold Plc's takeover offer for the second
    * TESCO: Online shoppers at Tesco will be able to order ketchup and
Coca-Cola in refillable bottles as part of a pilot service by Britain's biggest
supermarket chain.
    * BHP: More than 200,000 Brazilian people and groups will next week kick off
a 5 billion-pound lawsuit against Anglo-Australian miner BHP in Britain
over a 2015 dam failure.
    * GSK: An independent panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on
Tuesday voted in favour of approving GlaxoSmithKline's experimental
treatment for a common form of blood cancer.
    * BT: BT said it estimated that a ban on Huawei's equipment in its 5G
networks would cost it no more than the 500 million pounds it had
    * OIL: Oil prices rose following a sharp drop in U.S. crude inventories,
with the market waiting for next steps from a meeting later in the day on the
future level of output cuts by OPEC and its allies.
    * The UK blue-chip index ended largely unchanged, but well above
session lows on Tuesday. Energy and mining stocks were the best performers on
the index for the day, helped by weakness in the pound.
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 McCarthy & Stone                    HY Earnings Release
 Galliford Try Holdings              Trading Statement
 Dunelm Group                        Q4 Trading Statement
 Premier Oil                         Trading Statement
 Dixons Carphone                     FY Earnings Statement
 Severn Trent                        Q1 Trading Statement
 Burberry Group                      Q1 Trading Statement 
 ASOS                                Trading Statement
 Hochschild                          Q2 Production results
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 (Reporting by Tapanjana Rudra)