UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 18

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 18
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June 18 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 12 points higher at 7,369 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.

* BP: A BP BP.L drilling rig heading to an oilfield in the British North Sea has been forced to turn away twice over the past two days as a Greenpeace vessel protesting climate change tries to hamper its progress. GOLD: Gold prices edged higher on Tuesday as the dollar pulled back from multi-week highs ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day monetary policy meeting. OIL: Oil prices were falling for a second day on Tuesday, after more signs that global economic growth is being hit by U.S.-China trade tensions, although losses were limited amid tensions in the Middle East after tanker attacks last week. The UK blue chip index closed 0.2% higher on Monday as rises in banking shares outweighed the impact of a profit alert from Germany's Lufthansa on airlines, while UK contractor Kier Group skidded to an all-time low. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: LIVE/

* UK CORPORATE DIARY:

Ashtead Group Plc

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Q4 2019 Earnings Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO ) HBC AG

CCH.L

Annual General Meeting Safestore Holdings Plc SAFE.L

Half Year Earnings Telecom Plus Plc

TEP.L

Full Year Earnings Plus500 Ltd

PLUSP.L Annual General Meeting Marlowe Plc

MRLM.L

Full Year Earnings Tesco Plc

TSCO.L

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