UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 15


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    Nov 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100  .FTSE  index is seen opening down 4 
points at 7,410.4 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.  
    * ASTRAZENECA: Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca Plc  AZN.L  on 
Tuesday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its drug 
Benralizumab, as an add-on treatment for patients with severe asthma aged 12 
years and older.*:nL1N1NK2SY 
    * GOCMOPARE-ZPG: British company GoCompare  GOCO.L  has rejected a 460 
million pound ($600 million) takeover approach made by rival ZPG  ZPG.L , owner 
of the real estate website Zoopla and utility price comparisons website uSwitch.*:nL8N1NK89L 
    * BREXIT: The European Union is sizing up Britain for a post-Brexit free 
trade deal along the lines of one it agreed last year with Canada, people 
familiar with talks among national envoys on Tuesday told Reuters.*:nL8N1NK9R6 
    * GOLD: Gold prices firmed on Wednesday as investors awaited the October 
consumer inflation data from the United States for potential hints on the 
Federal Reserve's monetary tightening policy.*:nL3N1NL1P7 
    * OIL: Oil prices fell over 1 percent on Wednesday, continuing Tuesday's 
slide after the International Energy Agency cast doubts over the past few 
months' narrative of tightening fuel markets.*:nL3N1NL07P  
    * The UK blue chip FTSE 100  .FTSE  index ended the session flat in 
percentage terms at 7,414.42.6 points on Tuesday, as Tesco  TSCO.L  rallied 
after it won approval for a takeover and Vodafone  VOD.L  reported strong 
results, outweighing weakness among mining companies.*:nL8N1NK7J7 
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets 
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 Falanx Group Ltd         FLXFA.L   Half Year 2018 Earnings Release 
 Game Digital PLC         GMDG.L    Full Year 2017 Earnings Release 
 Cobham PLC                COB.L    Trading Statement Release 
 Great Portland Estates   GPOR.L    Half Year 2018 Earnings Release 
 Fenner PLC               FENR.L    Full Year 2017 Earnings Release 
 Barratt Developments     BDEV.L    Trading Statement Release 
 Helical PLC              HLCL.L    Half Year 2018 Earnings Release 
 Card Factory PLC         CARDC.L   Q3 2017 Trading Statement Release 
 Talktalk Telecom         TALK.L    Interim 2018 Earnings Release 
 Crest Nicholson          CRST.L    Trading update 
 Experian PLC             EXPN.L    Half Year 2018 Earnings Release 
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