March 11 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index (.FTSE) is seen opening higher on Friday, with futures up 0.4%.
* HEATHROW: London's Heathrow said concerns from U.S. travellers over war in Europe, longer flight times to avoid closed airspace, and higher fuel prices had added to lingering worries about COVID-19, creating "huge uncertainty" over the recovery in flying. read more
* BERKELEY: UK housebuilder Berkeley joined bigger rivals on Friday in highlighting persistent strong demand in an under-supplied housing market, but flagged worries around growing inflation, supply chain disruptions and cladding issues. read more
* SHELL: Oil majors BP and Shell have not offered spot diesel cargoes for sale on the German market for the last two weeks, for fear of a supply shortage, two traders said on Thursday. read more
* MONDI: Paper and packaging group Mondi (MNDI.L) said on Thursday it would assess all options for the group's interests in Russia in the wake of the country's invasion of Ukraine.
* OCADO: Norwegian warehouse robot maker AutoStore (AUTO.OL) said on Thursday it intends to appeal in a U.S. federal court an International Trade Commission's decision on an ongoing patent row with British rival Ocado Group (OCDO.L). read more
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* BHP: Creditors of Brazilian miner Samarco Mineracao SA have suspended their assembly to reconvene on April 1 after the company presented a new restructuring plan on Thursday.
* CLEAR ENERGY: A group of the world's top oil and gas companies are preparing to launch a new fund of over $1 billion to invest in new technologies focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy use, sources said on Thursday. read more
* NICKEL CONTRACTS: The London Metal Exchange will not restart the trading of nickel contracts on Friday as it had anticipated because the criteria for restarting have not been met, the exchange said in a members notice on Thursday. read more
* FTSE 100: London's FTSE 100 fell on Thursday with heavyweight financial and oil shares leading declines, along with miner Rio Tinto after it severed all ties with Russian businesses and also traded ex-dividend. read more
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