UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 3

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 3
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May 3 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 13 points lower on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.

* BARCLAYS: Barclays BARC.L Chief Executive Jes Staley is involved in a dispute with private equity firm KKR & Co KKR.N, which is a client of the bank, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. EVRAZ: Evraz Plc EVRE.L , Russia's No. 2 steelmaker, signed an agreement with Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI ) KMI.N to supply about 250,000 metric tons of pipe to the U.S. pipeline company for the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. ITV: Broadcaster ITV ITV.L bought a majority stake in World Productions, the company behind the popular BBC series Line of Duty, for an undisclosed sum, The Times reported on Wednesday. OIL: Crude oil prices bounced back on Wednesday as a decline in U.S. inventories underpinned the market, although a dip in compliance with OPEC efforts to reduce output capped gains. COPPER: London copper dropped on Wednesday from a three-week high hit the session before as prices consolidated after failing to break technical resistance and given a lack of other drivers, traders said. GOLD: Gold prices fell to a three-week low on Tuesday, as demand for riskier assets drove stocks higher and the dollar hit a six-week peak against the yen. The UK blue chip index closed up 0.6 percent at 7,250.05 points on Tuesday, with well-received results from heavyweight BP BP.L helping to underpin gains in a positive start to the first trading day of the month. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets

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