UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 20

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 20
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Jan 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 23 points higher at 6,736 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.

* LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE: London Stock Exchange LSE.L said on Tuesday that it should complete its $27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv on Jan. 29. JD WETHERSPOON: JD Wetherspoon JDW.L plans to raise up to $128 million in its second cash call from investors since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES GROUP: International Airlines Group ICAG.L has agreed to buy Spain's Air Europa for 500 million euros under an amended deal, the companies said. BHP: BHP Group Ltd BHP.AX , BHP.L forecast record iron ore production for fiscal 2021, as it looks to cash in on high prices for the commodity following restart of its Brazilian operations. FRASERS: Frasers FRAS.L said it has increased its stake in Hugo Boss BOSSn.DE to 15.2% through stocks and derivatives. ECONOMY: Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane said he expected Britain's economy to begin to recover "at a rate of knots" from the second quarter of this year, as vaccines against COVID-19 are rolled out. MARKETS: EU Financial Services Commissioner Mairead McGuinness said Brussels would not grant Britain's financiers access to the bloc before assessing the risks to financial stability. GOLD: Gold prices rose as expectations for a massive U.S. stimulus to help it recover from the coronavirus jolt bolstered bullion's appeal as an inflation hedge and pressured the dollar. OIL: Oil prices rose on expectations the incoming U.S. administration will go ahead with massive stimulus spending that would boost fuel demand and draw down crude stocks. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 0.1% lower on Tuesday as Ladbrokes (LON: LCL ) owner Entain slumped after U.S. casino operator MGM opted out of a $11 billion takeover plan, while miners also dragged. UK CORPORATE DIARY:

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  • tejshree thakur @tejshree thakur
    after all Biden win but market can't holding higher position. what can you expect. we think economy slowly down due to last many Factor imposing. and after 2-5 month correction for new demand. and feture demand databases slightly improve 2023-2023
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