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Oct 9 (Reuters) - Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening 24 points higher at 6,002 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures seen up 0.2% ahead of cash market open.
* TP ICAP: TP ICAP said it plans to raise about $425 million through a rights issue and agreed to buy electronic trading network Liquidnet Holdings for a revised consideration between $575 million and $700 million.
* BRITISH LAND: Mall and office owner British Land said it would resume paying dividends in November and that it was in active talks with its tenants over rent payments.
* LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE: London Stock Exchange said it had accepted a 4.325 billion euro ($5.09 billion) cash offer by pan-European bourse operator Euronext for the Milan stock exchange.
* CENTRICA: British Gas owner Centrica said on Thursday it has agreed with trade unions not to force through changes to terms and conditions via legal a process this year, in return for unions agreeing not to ballot for industrial action this month.
* GOLD: Gold prices rose 1% on Friday, supported by a weaker dollar and optimism over a new U.S. coronavirus relief package after President Donald Trump said talks with Congress had restarted.
* OIL: Oil prices eased on Friday, slipping at the end of a week of big gains made on the risk that supplies from Norway could be slashed by up to 25% due to a strike by oilworkers.
* The UK blue-chip index closed up 0.5% on Thursday, after the Bank of England Governor said he thought a post-Brexit trade deal was possible and hinted at additional stimulus as rising numbers of coronavirus cases lead to fresh restrictions.
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