UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 19

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 19
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Sept 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 14 points lower at 7,300 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.

* BP: BP Plc BP.L began a planned overhaul on Wednesday of the small gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at its 430,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Whiting, Indiana, refinery, said sources familiar with plant operations. GSK: An independent expert panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday recommended approval of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's GSK.L over-the-counter nicotine oral spray that aims to help smokers quit their addiction. COCA-COLA HBC: Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO ) HBC CCH.L , which bottles Coca-Cola KO.N products in Europe, has agreed to buy Italian mineral water maker and sparkling beverage company Lurisia in a deal worth 88 million euros ($97 million), it said on Wednesday. THOMAS COOK: A panel of bankers will rule on Thursday whether some investors in Thomas Cook's TCG.L credit are due a payout under bankruptcy rules, a decision that could smooth a rescue of the world's oldest travel company. CHARLES TAYLOR: British insurance services firm Charles Taylor Plc CTR.L said on Thursday it agreed to a 261 million pounds($325.15 million)takeover by a firm backed by private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners. OIL: Oil prices edged higher in early Asian trade on Thursday after days of turbulence, with markets soothed by Saudi Arabia's pledge to restore full production by end-September at facilities knocked out in drone and missile attacks last weekend. GOLD: Gold prices were little changed on Thursday after declining up to 1% in the previous session as lack of clarity on the U.S. Federal Reserve's future monetary policy easing kept markets cautious. EX-DIVS: No FTSE 100 .FTSE companies will go ex-dividend. The UK blue chip index ended 0.1% lower on Wednesday, underperforming its European peers ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve rate decision, with home improvement retailer Kingfisher (LON: KGF ) falling the most on the bourse as it struggled to lift its earnings. UK CORPORATE DIARY: Cambridge Cognition


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