UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 9
March 9 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening open 7 points lower at 6,713 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.
* BP: BP plc BP.L has stopped importing oil for its refinery in Western Australia, the country's largest, and is on track to decommission the plant by the end of March, a spokesman said. ASTRAZENECA: Indonesia has approved AstraZeneca's AZN.L COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, Penny K. Lukito, the chief of the country's food and drug agency, told a news conference. UNILEVER: Unilever ULVR.L will remove the word "normal" from its beauty and personal care products, as well as stop digital alterations of body shapes and skin colour of models used in its advertising in a push to be more inclusive. ECONOMY: British consumers cut back heavily on spending as they spent a second month in a COVID-19 lockdown in February but confidence in the economy hit a 12-month high, payment card firm Barclaycard said. GOLD: Gold prices edged higher as a pullback in U.S. Treasury yields added some lustre to the bullion after it hit a nine-month low in the previous session. OIL: Oil prices rose on expectations of a recovery in the global economy after the U.S. Senate approved a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 1.3% higher on Monday, led by gains in banks and mining stocks as optimism around a swifter economic recovery and the easing of a stringent lockdown lifted spirits. UK CORPORATE DIARY:
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