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Large Cap
Market Cap £2.88bn
Enterprise Value £2.38bn
Revenue £663.7m
Position in Universe 225th / 1805

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 17

Thu 17th September, 2020 7:38am
(Adds futures, news items)
    Sept 17 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100  .FTSE  index is seen opening 34
points lower at 6,044 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with
futures  FFIc1  seen down 1% ahead of cash market open. 
    * PLAYTECH: Gambling software maker Playtech  PTEC.L  posted lower
first-half profit, hit by store closures and sports events cancellations due to
coronavirus-led curbs.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2GE1MR
    * IG GROUP: Online trading platform IG Group  IGG.L  reported a surge in
first-quarter revenue as the coronavirus crisis and fears of its impact on the
global economy continued to drive up volatility and trading volumes on financial
markets.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2GE19P
    * NEXT: British clothing retailer Next  NXT.L  raised its profit outlook for
the second time in two months as it reported strong recent trading.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N2GE11W
    * ASTRAZENECA: The adverse events that led to a pause in trials evaluating
AstraZeneca Plc's AZN.L COVID-19 vaccine candidate may not have been associated
with the vaccine itself, according to a document outlining participant
information that was posted online by the Oxford University.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2GD3CT
    * BOE: The Bank of England is expected to signal on Thursday that it is
getting ready to pump yet more stimulus into Britain's economy as it heads for a
jump in unemployment and a possible Brexit shock.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N2GD4Q9
    * ROLLS-ROYCE: Britain's Rolls-Royce  RR.L  said on Wednesday it continued
to review funding options, including debt and equity, to boost its balance
sheet.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2GD3GN
    * NATWEST: NatWest  NWG.L  said late on Wednesday that its digital banking
services were back up after experiencing an outage.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2GD3V7
    * GOLD: Gold prices fell more than 1%, as the dollar climbed after the U.S.
Federal Reserve painted a favourable economic recovery picture but stopped short
of offering concrete signals on further stimulus.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2GE0KW
    * OIL: Oil prices fell, after rising in the two previous sessions, as
concerns about weak fuel demand re-emerged after production platforms in the
southeastern United States took steps to resume output following Hurricane
Sally's passage.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2GE0NM
    * EX-DIVS: Intertek Group  ITRK.L  will trade without entitlement to its
latest dividend pay-out on Thursday, trimming 0.2 points off the FTSE 100
according to Reuters calculations.  .L/XD 
    * London-listed stocks slipped on Wednesday as the fraught trade talks
between Britain and the European Union remained in focus.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2GD1UX

    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:
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 (Reporting by Shanima A and Aakash Jagadeesh Babu in Bengaluru)
 ((shanima.a@thomsonreuters.com; Direct: +91 7760347399;))
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