UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 19

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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 19
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Jan 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 45 points higher at 6,766 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures .FFIc1 up 0.4% ahead of cash market open.

* EXPERIAN: Experian Plc EXPN.L posted third-quarter revenue growth that exceeded its previous target, as the world's largest credit data firm benefited from strong U.S. mortgage volumes while flagging a slowdown in the current quarter PREMIER FOODS: Premier Foods PFD.L , the maker of OXO cubes and Bisto gravy, said it expects higher full-year profit after online sales jumped 90% in the third-quarter. AO WORLD: Retailer AO World AO.L reported a 67.2% surge in third-quarter sales on increased online demand for electrical products from consumers stuck at homes during the Christmas holiday period. BRITISH LAND: Real estate firm British Land BLND.L appointed Bhavesh Mistry, currently deputy chief financial officer at supermarket operator Tesco TSCO.L , as its new finance head. HAMMERSON PLC: London-based shopping centre operator Hammerson Plc HMSO.L said it received less than half of the rents due for the first quarter as retailers grapple with new COVID-19 curbs across the UK and most of Europe. RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto (LON: RIO ) RIO.AX reported a 2.4% rise in fourth-quarter iron ore shipments, helped by industrial activity in top consumer China which had returned to pre-pandemic levels. ECONOMY: The number of shoppers heading out to retail destinations across Britain fell by 10.9% in the week to Jan. 16, versus the previous week. OIL: Brent crude futures edged up as optimism that government stimulus will buoy global economic growth and oil demand trumped concerns that renewed COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns globally could cool fuel consumption. GOLD: Gold prices rose, off a 1-1/2-month low hit in the previous session, as the dollar slipped and hopes for further global stimulus underpinned the safe-haven metal. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index .FTSE slipped 0.2% in listless trading across Europe on Monday, weighed down by falls in energy and travel stocks, while tighter restrictions on businesses led to concerns about the near-term impact on the economy. UK CORPORATE DIARY: U and I Group PLC

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HY 2021 Earnings Genel Energy Plc

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Trading Statement Premier Foods

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