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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 30

    Oct 30 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 16
points lower at 7,011 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * RBS: The British government has set out its exit strategy from its biggest
taxpayer-funded bailout of the financial crisis, announcing plans to sell all of
its shares in Royal Bank of Scotland by 2024.
    * BHP: The world's biggest miner BHP Billiton, has trimmed
its expectations of global growth for next year and 2020 due to a "lose-lose"
result from the U.S.-China trade conflict, a senior executive said on Tuesday.

    * GOLD: Gold prices edged down on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar firmed on
renewed fears of an intensification in the Sino-U.S. trade war and worries over
slowing global economic growth. 
    * OIL: Brent oil prices dipped on Tuesday, weighed down by ongoing weakness
in global stock markets and by signs of rising global supply despite looming
sanctions on Iran's crude exports.
    * The UK blue chip index closed up 1.4 percent on Monday as HSBC led a rally
in banking stocks after strong results, and investors digested finance minister
Philip Hammond's pledge to raise public spending and cut taxes for households in
his annual budget. 
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
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 (Reporting by Tanishaa Nadkar in Bengaluru)