Aug 5 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 2 points higher at 6,038 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.
* AUTOMOBILE: British new car registrations rose by roughly 11% year-on-year in July, according to preliminary industry data for the first full month that showrooms were allowed to reopen across the United Kingdom as lockdown measures eased. NATIONAL GRID: Britain's National Grid NG.L is planning a 10 million pound project in the north west of England to test how hydrogen could be used to heat homes and bring down greenhouse gas emissions from industry. STANDARD LIFE ABERDEEN: Keith Skeoch, the departing boss of Standard Life Aberdeen SLA.L , will become acting chairman of Britain's accounting watchdog, Sky News reported. OIL: Oil prices fell for the first time in four days, pulling back from as much as five-month highs as mounting coronavirus cases worldwide and in the United States undercut market confidence in a pickup in fuel demand. GOLD: Safe-haven gold scaled an all-time peak, extending a record run above the $2,000 mark on a weaker dollar and bets for more stimulus measures to revive a pandemic-ravaged economy. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE ended flat on Tuesday as mixed earnings and rising friction between the United States and China weighed. UK CORPORATE DIARY:
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