Jan 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 3 points lower at 6,799 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.
* ENTAIN: Entain Plc ENT.L is in advanced talks to appoint Jette Nygaard-Andersen as its next chief executive, Sky News reported on Thursday. RIO TINTO: A U.S. judge denied a request by Native Americans to block the Trump administration from publishing an environmental study that would trigger a land swap needed by Rio Tinto Ltd RIO.AX RIO.L to build a copper mine in Arizona. Rio Tinto separately said it will become North America's first producer of critical mineral scandium oxide with construction of a commercial-scale demonstration plant in Quebec. PETROFAC: Former senior Petrofac Ltd PFC.L executive David Lufkin pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court to three further bribery offences in relation to oil deals. SHELL: A consortium of Royal Dutch Shell RDSa.L and ExxonMobil XOM.N has requested a total of 2.1 billion euros in subsidies for a project in the North Sea, the Dutch Economy ministry said. BHP: The operations of BHP's BHP.AX Cerro Colorado copper mine in water-parched northern Chile have been thrown into doubt after the country's Supreme Court upheld local indigenous communities' complaint about the project's water use. INSURANCE: The cost of a comprehensive motor insurance policy in Britain fell for a fourth straight quarter, pushed down by coronavirus-led lockdown measures and subsequent claims, a survey showed. GOLD: Gold rose as prospects of a substantial U.S. pandemic relief package boosted the metal's appeal as an inflation hedge. OIL: Oil prices were lower over concerns of Chinese cities in lockdown due to coronavirus outbreaks. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 0.8% higher on Thursday as a slew of upbeat corporate earnings supported investor sentiment. UK CORPORATE DIARY: Ashmore Group Plc
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