UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 21

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 6 points higher at 6,268 on
Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * ASTRAZENECA: An experimental vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca
 and Oxford University against the new coronavirus produced an immune
response in early-stage clinical trials, data showed on Monday, preserving hopes
it could be in use by the end of the year.
    * SYNAIRGEN: Synairgen shares rose almost sixfold on Monday after
the drugmaker said its medicine helped reduce the risk of severe cases in
hospitalised patients with COVID-19, but some experts have cautioned against too
much optimism in the market.
    * BHP Group on Tuesday posted a 7% rise in fourth-quarter iron ore
output, but warned the resurgence of COVID-19 outbreaks threatened the
short-term demand outlook for its key commodities and widened its production
guidance range for next year.
    * RBS: Royal Bank of Scotland has told staff that the "vast
majority" can continue to work from home until 2021, despite the British
government's decision last week to scrap guidance encouraging people to work
from home from next month.
    * The UK blue-chip index closed down 0.5% on Monday, with energy
stocks tracking a decline in oil prices, while AstraZeneca marked its strongest
close ever on optimism over its COVID-19 vaccine.
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 Gresham Technologies                            HY earnings release
 RPS Group Plc                                   Q2 trading statement
 Intermediate Capital Group Plc                  Trading statement
 Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc            Q3 trading statement
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 (Reporting by Samantha Machado in Bengaluru)