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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 15

Published 15-04-2021, 12:18 pm
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April 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Thursday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.3%.

* DELIVEROO: Deliveroo ROO.L said its orders more than doubled in the Jan-to-March quarter in its first trading update since its highly-anticipated listing in London last month flopped. ENTAIN: Entain ENT.L reported a drop in total net gaming revenue for the first quarter, as a hit from pandemic-led shop closures outweighed a bump in online betting during coronavirus lockdowns. THE HUT GROUP: The Hut Group Plc THG.L posted higher full-year underlying operating profit, boosted by a surge in demand for its beauty and sports nutrition products due to lockdowns. WIZZ AIR: Wizz Air WIZZ.L forecast that flying would only recover gradually into late summer, as the travel industry enters a second year of pandemic restrictions. NAKED WINES: Naked Wines WINEW.L reported better-than-expected annual sales growth of about 68% as the online wine seller benefited from a surge in orders during the lockdowns, especially in the United States. VACCINE: Denmark on Wednesday became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca's AZN.L COVID-19 vaccine altogether over a potential link to a rare but serious form of blood clot. GREENSIL: A British parliamentary committee said it will launch an inquiry into the failure of Greensill Capital and how the finance ministry responded to lobbying efforts which were made on behalf of the firm by former prime minister David Cameron. COPPER: London copper prices fell as an extended rise in inventories in the London Metal Exchange pressured prices. GOLD: Gold prices edged higher buoyed by a weaker dollar, while investors awaited U.S. weekly jobless claims and March retail sales data for further clarity on the recovery in the world's largest economy. GOLD: Oil prices were steady holding around one-month highs after they surged nearly 5% in the previous session after the International Energy Agency (IEA) and OPEC raised forecasts for oil demand as major economies recover from the pandemic. British shares ended higher on Wednesday, helped by gains in heavyweight energy and travel stocks, while Tesco (LON:TSCO) slipped to the bottom of the index after reporting a 20% drop in full-year pretax profit. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: LIVE/

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