October 3, 2017 / 5:18 AM / a year ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 3

    Oct 3 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 3 points
higher on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * EU TELECOMS: European Union lawmakers have dashed large telecoms
companies' hopes for lighter regulation as part of efforts to encourage
investment in superfast internet networks.
    * UNILEVER: U.S. agricultural trader Archer Daniels Midland Co on
Monday denied a report that it was bidding on Unilever Plc's spreads
business, which includes Flora and Stork margarines.
    * SHIRE: Allergan Plc was sued on Monday by Shire Plc for
allegedly scheming to block doctors from prescribing its new treatment for dry
eye disease.
    * SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell Plc restarted all but one unit over the
weekend at its 227,586 barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana, refinery,
sources familiar with plant operations said on Monday.
    * GOLD: Gold edged down to a 7-week low on Tuesday, as equities and the
dollar were buoyed in Asian trade by upbeat economic data and strong U.S.
treasury yields.
    * OIL: Oil prices fell on Tuesday, declining for a second day and sapping
more strength from a third-quarter rally, amid signs that a global glut in crude
may not be clearing as quickly as some had hoped.
    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.9 percent higher at 7,438.84 points on
Monday as homebuilders rallied thanks to an extension of a government housing
scheme, while airlines and miners also gained.
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Radhika Rukmangadhan in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)
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