UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept. 30

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept. 30
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Sept 30 - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 20 points lower at 5,877 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.

* GLAXOSMITHKLINE: The chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline GSK.L , the world's largest maker of vaccines, said she was optimistic the industry will be able to make an immunisation against COVID-19 widely available next year. INFORMA: The world's largest exhibitions group Informa INF.L said on Tuesday it would issue euro bonds worth 640 million pounds as part of its COVID-19 action plan. SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell RDSa.L has drawn up plans to make its German operations carbon-neutral as it seeks to cut its own and customers' emissions by more than a third over a decade. TP ICAP (LON: NXGN ): TP ICAP TCAPI.L , the world's biggest inter-dealer broker, said on Tuesday it was in advanced talks to buy electronic trading network Liquidnet Holdings Inc for $600 million to $700 million. OIL: Oil prices extended losses on Wednesday on worries that rising coronavirus cases heading into the northern winter would lead to further restrictions on activity and curb demand for fuel. GOLD: Gold dipped on Wednesday as the dollar ticked up after Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden sparred in the first U.S. presidential debate ahead of the Nov. 3 election. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE dropped 0.5% on Tuesday, on worries about a stalling economic recovery and surging COVID-19 cases, with pub owners sliding on the prospect of further curbs as another round of Brexit negotiations began. UK CORPORATE DIARY:

Everyman Media Group Plc

EMANE.L

HY results Quixant Plc

QXT.L

HY results Boohoo Group

BOOH.L

Interim results Royal Dutch Shell

RDSa.L

Q3 update note Topps Tiles Plc

TPT.L

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