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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 26

Tue 26th February, 2019 6:00am
Feb 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100  .FTSE  index is seen opening 45
points lower at 7,139, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
    * LAURA ASHLEY: Investment firm Flacks Group said on Monday it was in the
preliminary stages of evaluating a possible deal to buy Laura Ashley Holdings
Plc  ALY.L , valuing the British fashion retailer at 20 million pounds ($26.16
million).  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL3N20K4JQ
    * ROLLS ROYCE: Britain's government on Monday said it had awarded Rolls
Royce  RR.L  a 235 million-pound ($307 million) contract to maintain nuclear
submarines.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL9N1ZW00I
    * Gold: Palladium hit a record high on Tuesday, surging above $1,550 as a
threatened strike by South African mineworkers added to supply risk concerns in
an already tight market, while gold prices edged up on a subdued
dollar. urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL3N20L1SZ
    * OIL: Oil prices slipped on Tuesday, extending losses of more than 3
percent during the previous session, after U.S. President Donald Trump called on
OPEC to ease its efforts to boost the market.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL3N20L1KI
    * The UK blue chip index closed 0.07 percent up at 7183.74 on Monday, as
banks got a boost from comments about a possible Brexit delay, while
housebuilders were hit by reports the government was worried about Persimmon's
handling of a state house-funding scheme.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL5N20K24G
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:
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    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:
 Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group      JLT.L    Full year result
 Derwent London                    DLN.L    Full year result
 Devro                             DVO.L    Full year result
 Fresnillo                         FRES.L   Full year result
 Croda                             CRDA.L   Full year result
 Persimmon                         PSN.L    Full year result
 Standard Chartered Plc            STAN.L   Full year result
 Surface Transforms Plc            SCEU.L   Half year result
 Meggitt Plc                       MGGT.L   Full year result
 Babcock International Group Plc   BAB.L    Trading Statement
 James Fisher and Sons Plc         FSJ.L    Full year result
 Drax Group Plc                    DRX.L    Full year result
 Augean Plc                        AUG.L    Full year result
 Oriole Resources Plc              ORR.L    Full year result
 
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    > Other business headlines              PRESS/GB 
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 (Reporting by Adil Bhat in Bengaluru)
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