November 17, 2017 / 5:20 AM / in a month

REFILE-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 17

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    Nov 17 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 10
points at 7,377.1 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. 
    
    * GOCOMPARE-ZGP: A top five shareholder in GoCompare said the
British price comparison company should respond "positively" if a sweetened
offer by Zoopla-owner ZPG were made in the region of 520 million
pounds.
    * GOLD: Gold prices rose on Friday as the dollar weakened after a report
that investigators looking into possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S.
presidential election had subpoenaed President Donald Trump's election campaign
for documents.
    * OIL: Oil prices steadied on Friday after recent declines, but were on
track for their first weekly fall in six weeks as concerns about surging U.S.
supplies put a dent in the market's recent rally.
    * The UK blue chip FTSE 100 index closed up 0.2 percent at 7,386.94
points on Thursday, as share index shrugged off weakness from oil stocks on
Thursday as a handful of earnings updates were in focus, though GKN
plunged on uncertainty following the ditching of its CEO designate.
    
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:    
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 (Reporting by Siju Varghese)
  

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