Feb 12 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 6 points lower at 6,523 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.
* RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto RIO.AX , RIO.L said it has provided expertise to its Guinean partner to help settle a dispute with local communities over resettlement for a bauxite mine. GOLD: Gold eased as the dollar and Treasury yields edged higher, but prices were on course for their best week in three as hopes of more U.S. stimulus underpinned the metal. OIL: Oil prices fell a second day, extending losses after OPEC cut its demand forecast and the International Energy Agency said the market was still over-supplied. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 0.1% higher on Thursday as upbeat earnings outlooks and dividend hikes from soft drink bottler Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO ) HBC and information group Relx boosted investors' hopes for a speedy economic recovery. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: LIVE/
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