UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb. 3

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb. 3
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Feb 3 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 15 points higher at 6,531 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.

* VODAFONE: Vodafone VOD.L plans to float Vantage Towers, its European mobile phone masts business, on the Frankfurt stock exchange in March in a share offering worth about 3 billion euros, three people close to the matter said. ASTRAZENECA: Oxford University and AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine showed in a study it had 76% efficacy against symptomatic infection for three months after a single dose, which increased if the second shot is delayed, backing Britain's vaccine rollout policy. BHP: Lawyers for about 200,000 Brazilian claimants, whose multi-billion dollar lawsuit against miner BHP BHPB.L , BHP.AX over a 2015 dam collapse was struck down last November, said they will petition the English Court of Appeal to review the case. HUUUGE: Mobile games developer Huuuge Inc's initial public offering is now expected to be higher at about $442 million as shares are indicated to be priced at the upper end of an anticipated range, bookrunners organising the floatation said on Tuesday. STATE AID: Britain wants to establish a more flexible system of subsidy rules than those in place when it was a member of the European Union, business minister Kwasi Kwarteng said. SILVER: Silver prices rebounded after an over 8% plunge in the previous session prompted investors to buy in. OIL: Oil prices rose in Asia after hitting their highest in about a year in the previous session. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 0.8% higher on Tuesday following optimism about economic stimulus and a faster global recovery, while oil manufacturing major BP BP.L dropped after reporting weak earnings. UK CORPORATE DIARY:

Glencore Plc


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