March 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE is seen opening 9 points lower at 7,290 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
* SAINSBURY: Sainsbury's SBRY.L and Walmart's WMT.N Asda will provide a more specific commitment to cut prices in response to a negative provisional view by Britain's competition watchdog of their proposed tie-up, the Financial Times reported on Monday. EASYJET: British budget airline easyJet EZJ.L pulled out of talks to rescue Alitalia on Monday, leaving the Italian carrier's future uncertain only two weeks before a deadline to save it. OCADO: British online supermarket Ocado OCDO.L plans to establish an office for its Ocado Solutions technology business in the Washington D.C. area of the United States, it said on Monday. CME GROUP: Euro-denominated government bond, repurchase agreement and foreign exchange trading at CME Group CME.O has moved from London to Amsterdam to avoid disruption from Brexit, the exchange said on Monday. GOLD: Gold prices rose for a third consecutive session on Tuesday as the dollar weakened on expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will maintain a dovish tone at its monetary policy meeting this week. OIL: Oil prices were near 2019 highs on Tuesday, supported by supply cuts led by producer club OPEC. The UK blue-chip index closed 0.98 percent higher at 7299.19 on Monday after Britain's parliament speaker struck a fresh blow to Theresa May's EU divorce deal, while a rally in miners and oil stocks also lent support. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: LIVE/
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