UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 30

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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 30
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March 30 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 30 points higher at 6,767 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures .FFIc1 up 0.41% ahead of the cash market open.

* IMPERIAL BRANDS: Imperial Brands IMB.L maintained its full-year adjusted profit growth forecast. ROYAL MAIL: Royal Mail RMG.L said it will pay a one-off dividend for the year ending March following recent upgrades to its financial outlook. A.G. BARR: A.G. Barr BAG.L reported a 30.5% slump in full-year profit, as the coronavirus-led restrictions imposed last December weakened sales in pubs and sapped demand for its products. DELIVEROO: When Deliveroo joins the London stock market on Wednesday, it will be Britain's biggest listing in a decade, even though some of the country's leading investors - worth over $1 trillion between them - will be conspicuous by their absence. GLAXOSMITHKLINE: GlaxoSmithKline GSK.L has agreed in principle to handle the final part of the manufacturing process for up to 60 million doses of Novavax 's NVAX.O COVID-19 vaccine for use in Britain. ASTRAZENECA: Canadian health officials said on Monday they would stop offering AstraZeneca's AZN.L COVID-19 vaccine to people under age 55 and require a new analysis of the shot's risks and benefits based on age and gender. IPO: Brazilian energy firm Raizen, a joint venture between Cosan SA CSAN3.SA and Royal Dutch Shell PLC RDSa.L , has chosen four investment banks to manage its initial public offering, four people familiar with the matter said on Monday. GOLD: Gold prices slipped weighed down by a firm U.S. dollar and Treasury yields as expectations of a swift economic turnaround grew with vaccination rates gaining traction. OIL: Oil prices rose as shipping traffic resumed through the Suez Canal after days on hold and focus turned to an OPEC+ meeting this week. The UK blue-chip index .FTSE closed 0.08% lower on Monday, as weakness in banks and consumer discretionary stocks outweighed gains in defensive sectors. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: LIVE/


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