UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 27

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 27
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July 27 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening down 1 point at 7451.8 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.

* SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell Plc RDSa.L is planning to make repairs to the heavy oil hydrocracking unit (HCU) at its 227,586 barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana, refinery during an overhaul in the spring of 2018, said sources familiar with plant operations. LLOYDS: Lloyds Banking Group LLOY.L is to repay nearly 300 million pounds to customers over mortgage arrears policies, Sky News reported on Wednesday. GSK: GlaxoSmithKline's GSK.L new chief executive announced plans on Wednesday to narrow the focus of the group's drug research by ditching more than 30 drug projects to improve returns in its core pharmaceuticals business. RBS: The European Commission has accepted the British government's plans to free Royal Bank of Scotland RBS.L from an obligation to sell more than 300 branches bringing to an end the bank's seven-year struggle to meet conditions for its bailout. RANDGOLD RESOURCES: Randgold Resources ' RRS.L chief executive said on Wednesday he was hopeful of resolving an 42 billion CFA Francs ($74 million) tax dispute with Mali's government and that the company continued to invest in its two mines in the West African country. BRITAIN AUTO: Britain's car-makers and traders are starting to feel the strains of Brexit, and output this year is likely fall short of the industry's expectations, the head of the leading UK group in the sector said. BREXIT: Britain commissioned an independent study on Thursday of what role European Union nationals play in the British economy, saying that Brexit would mean new immigration rules, but that there would be no sudden cut-off for workers or employers. OIL: Oil prices rose to near eight-week highs on Wednesday, with Brent crude futures above $50 a barrel, as a much steeper than expected decline in U.S. inventories encouraged hopes the global crude glut would recede. EX-DIVS: SSE SSE.L will trade without entitlement to their latest dividend pay-out on Thursday, trimming 2.55 points off the FTSE 100 according to Reuters calculations. The UK blue chip index FTSE 100 .FTSE closed 0.24 percent higher at 7,452.32 points on Wednesday, as strong updates from ITV ITV.L and Compass Group CPG.L helped the index inch up, underpinned also by gains among defensive stocks. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets

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TechnipFMC PLC

FTI.N

Q2 2017 Earnings Release Jardine Lloyd Thompson

JLT.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release CMC (NS: CMC ) Markets PLC

CMCX.L

Q1 2018 Interim Statement Relx PLC

REL.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Tate & Lyle PLC

TATE.L

Q1 2018 Trading Statement Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC

LCL.L

Q2 2017 Trading Statement Release Rentokil Initial PLC

RTO.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Schroders PLC

SDR.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release National Express Group

NEX.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Bodycote PLC

BOY.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Inchcape PLC

INCH.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Weir Group PLC

WEIR.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release St. James's Place PLC

SJP.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Mitchells & Butlers PLC

MAB.L

Q3 2017 Trading Statement Release Angle PLC

AGLE.L

Full Year 2017 Earnings Release Countrywide PLC

CWD.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Britvic PLC

BVIC.L

Q3 2017 Trading Statement Release Greencoat UK Wind PLC

UKWG.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Just Eat PLC

JE.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Ensco PLC

ESV.N

Q2 2017 Earnings Release GasLog Partners LP

GLOP.N

Q2 2017 Earnings Release Diageo PLC

DGE.L

Full Year 2017 Earnings Release AstraZeneca PLC

AZN.L

Q2 2017 Earnings Release Smith & Nephew PLC

SN.L

Q2 2017 Earnings Release British American Tobacco

BATS.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Sky PLC

SKYB.L

Q4 2017 Earnings Release Anglo American PLC

AAL.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Lloyds Banking Group PLC

LLOY.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Daily Mail and General Trust DMGOa.L

Q3 2017 Trading Statement Release Lancashire Holdings Ltd

LRE.L

Q2 2017 Earnings Release Thomas Cook (NS: THOM ) Group plc

TCG.L

Q3 2017 Interim Statement Intu Properties PLC

INTUP.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Vesuvius PLC

VSVS.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release Indivior PLC

INDV.L

Half Year 2017 Earnings Release

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