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Nov 13 - Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening 69 points lower at 6,270 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 1.14% ahead of cash market open.
* UK REGULATOR: Britain’s transport minister said he would be making an announcement on changes to the country’s 14-day quarantine rule for travellers into the country “very soon”, giving hope to airlines desperate for travel to restart.
* GOLD: Gold prices inched higher, as fears over the economic fallout from mounting cases of COVID-19 overshadowed hopes of a vaccine, although the metal was on track for its worst weekly performance since late-September.
* OIL: Oil prices fell pressured by fears about a slow recovery in the global economy and fuel demand due to an accelerating rise in COVID-19 infections, but remained on track for a second straight weekly gain, helped by vaccine hopes.
* The UK blue-chip index closed 0.7% lower on Thursday after rallying more than 7% this week as slower-than-expected domestic economic growth in September underscored concerns about a faltering recovery from the coronavirus-driven recession.
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