UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 4

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 4
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Sept 4 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 40 points lower at 5,811 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.

* BHP: BHP Group BHP.AX , BHPB.L said on Friday it has awarded a tender to charter five bulk iron ore carriers powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions on voyages to biggest customer China by more than 30%. JOB ADS: The number of job adverts in Britain rose at a slower pace in late August than earlier in the month, a recruiters body said on Friday, but there were signs that companies were looking for staff to help with a return to their offices. CAR REGISTRATIONS: New car registrations in Britain fell last month by around 5% in annual terms, preliminary data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed on Friday. METALS: Copper prices gained on Friday as low inventories in exchange warehouses, disrupted ore supplies and solid economic recovery in top consumer China lent support. MET/L

* GOLD: Gold prices rose, as U.S. Treasury yields fell and a pullback in global equities bolstered demand for the safe-haven metal ahead of the U.S. non-farm payrolls report. GOL/

* OIL: Oil futures slipped 1%, with prices on both sides of the Atlantic heading for their biggest weekly drops since June, as lacklustre demand and ample fuel supplies offset support from a weaker dollar. O/R

* The UK blue-chip index .FTSE slipped 1.6% on Thursday, after optimism about more stimulus proved to be short-lived, while shares of Melrose jumped after it signalled a pick-up in some markets. .L

* UK CORPORATE DIARY:

Berkeley Group Holdings Plc

BKGH.L

Trading statement

Capital & Regional Plc

CAL.L

Half Year 2020

Earnings Release

Eurocell PLC

ECEL.L

Half Year 2020

Earnings Release

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