UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 21

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 21
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Jan 21 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 29 points higher at 6,769 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.

* SAGA: UK-based holidays and insurance specialist Saga SAGA.L said on Wednesday its customers are required to get fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus before boarding the company's cruises. COVID-19: Britain's airlines, airports and aviation manufacturers pleaded for immediate financial support from the government and a longer-term recovery plan after COVID-19 stopped travel and new testing requirements dashed bounce-back hopes. ECONOMY: Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said he expected Britain's economy would recover strongly as the country moves ahead with vaccinating its population against COVID-19. GOLD: Gold rose to a two-week high on Thursday as the dollar eased on hopes of further stimulus under the Joe Biden administration. OIL: Oil slipped after industry data showed a surprise build in U.S. crude inventories that reignited pandemic-led demand concerns. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 0.4% higher on Wednesday as miners gained after a strong production forecast from BHP Group, while encouraging updates from luxury brand Burberry and education group Pearson drove optimism about the earnings season. UK CORPORATE DIARY:

IG Group Holdings Plc

IGG.L

HY results AJ Bell Plc

AJBA.L

Trading Statement Arrow Global Group Plc

ARWA.L

Trading Statement Close Brothers Group Plc

CBRO.L

Trading Statement Countryside Properties Plc

CSPC.L

Trading Statement Energean Plc

ENOG.L

Trading Statement Sage Group Plc

SGE.L

Trading Statement Headlam Group Plc

HEAD.L

Trading Statement Ibstock Plc

IBST.L

Trading Statement Entain Plc

ENT.L

Trading Statement

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