UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 2

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 2
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Nov 2 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 13 points lower at 5,564 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers.

* ASTRAZENECA: AstraZeneca Plc AZN.L said Britain's health regulator had started an accelerated review of its potential coronavirus vaccine. UK REGULATOR: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will impose a new month-long national lockdown in England until Dec. 2, said ITV (LON: ITV )'s political editor. BHP: BHP Group Ltd BHP.AX , the world's biggest listed miner, said it has submitted a letter of commitment to responsible copper production under the Copper Mark framework, launched by the International Copper Association in April last year. EASYJET: EasyJet EZJ.L is considering options to bolster its finances, and is not against state support to help the airline get through the coronavirus pandemic, said chief executive Johan Lundgren. GOLD: Gold ticked higher as caution crept in ahead of Tuesday's hotly contested U.S. presidential elections, sparking some bids for the safe-haven metal, though a resilient dollar capped gains. OIL: Oil prices fell more than 3% on worries a swathe of coronavirus lockdowns across Europe will weaken fuel demand, while traders braced for turbulence during the U.S. presidential election week. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 0.1% lower on Friday, logging its biggest monthly drop since a brutal sell-off in March, as a new wave of regional COVID-19 restrictions threatened a nascent economic recovery. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: LIVE/

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