UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 23

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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 23
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March 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 29 points lower at 6,697 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures .FFIc1 down 0.70% ahead of the cash market open.

* CINEWORLD: Cineworld CINE.L said its Regal theatres will reopen in April in the United States with its UK halls expected to follow the month after. DP EURASIA: DP Eurasia DPEU.L , reported a decline of 44.1% in its 2020 core profit as it came under pressure DUE TO coronavirus-related restrictions. PENSIONBEE: Online pensions provider Pensionbee said it plans to list on the London Stock Exchange. RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto (LON: RIO ) Ltd RIO.AX said it plans to form a new indigenous advisory group, including at a board level, to help better understand indigenous culture and issues in Australia. BP: BP BP.L said its greenhouse gas emissions dropped 10% to around 374 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2020 from its oil fields to its clients' car exhausts. Separately, BP BP.L Chief Executive Bernard Looney's remuneration was 1.735 million pounds in 2020 after it scrapped all bonuses during his first year in office, the energy group said in its annual report. ASTRAZENECA: AstraZeneca AZN.L may have provided an incomplete view of efficacy data on its COVID-19 vaccine from a large scale U.S. trial, the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said. ECONOMY: Britain's jobless rate unexpectedly fell to 5.0% in the three months to January, when the country entered a new COVID lockdown, official figures showed. GOLD: Gold prices slipped as the U.S. dollar strengthened along with Treasury yields. OIL: Oil prices fell 1% on concerns that new pandemic curbs and slow vaccine rollouts in Europe will slow a recovery in fuel demand. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 0.3% higher on Monday on a weaker pound and as gains in defensive stocks outweighed declines in commodity-linked and travel shares. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: LIVE/

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