Aug 18 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening open 10 points lower at 6,118 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
* BHP: BHP Group BHP.AX , BHPB.L on Tuesday said it expected most major world economies except China to bear the brunt of a coronavirus-led downturn this year, reporting a 4% drop in annual profit that missed analysts' estimates. GOLD: Gold prices extended gains to inch closer to the $2,000 mark on Tuesday as the dollar weakened, with traders also focusing on minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting set to release this week. OIL: Oil prices slipped on Tuesday, though they mostly held onto overnight gains after OPEC+ said the producer grouping is almost fully complying with output cuts to support prices amid a drop in demand for fuels due to the coronavirus pandemic. METALS: Copper prices rose on Tuesday, as a weakening U.S. dollar made greenback-denominated metals more attractive to buyers using other currencies. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE was up 0.8% on Monday as more stimulus in China powered mining stocks, while investors eyed a slate of economic data due later in the week to gauge the pace of a post-pandemic rebound. UK CORPORATE DIARY:
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