UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 30

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    June 30 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100  .FTSE  index is seen opening 25
points higher at 6,251 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers.

    * BP: Alaskan officials on Monday approved BP's  BP.L  sale of its oil and
gas leases in the state. urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N2E705M
    * UK BUSINESSES: Confidence among British businesses improved in June for
the first time since January. urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N2E64MN
    * WIRECARD: Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said late on Monday it
would lift restrictions on German payments company Wirecard AG
 WDIG.DE . urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N2E6278
    * COVID-19 VACCINE: Mexico is in talks with the Chinese government and
private Chinese laboratories, as well as the University of Oxford and company
AstraZeneca about running trials for experimental COVID-19 vaccines. urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N2E624D
    * DRUG: British scientists said that an antiviral drug commonly used to
treat HIV had no beneficial effect in patients hospitalised with
COVID-19. urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2E63UQ
    * FRASERS: Mike Ashley's Frasers Group said on Monday it has raised its
stake in German fashion house Hugo Boss  BOSSn.DE . urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N2E65KL
    * SHELL: Russia's Surgutneftegaz  SNGS.MM  sold to Shell 100,000 tonnes of
Urals crude oil at a record premium in a spot tender for July 23-24 loading from
Primorsk.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N2E65EW
    * FINANCE: Caps on the fees retailers pay to process debit and credit card
transactions have helped push down prices.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N2E6575
    * OIL: Oil prices fell as optimism for a straightforward recovery in fuel
demand faded and a looming increase in supply weighed on the market. urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2E70N6
    * The UK blue-chip index  .FTSE  closed 1.3% higher on Monday, boosted by a
weakening pound and a global rally in equities powered by hopes of more
stimulus. urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2E63A7
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 Shell                     RDSa.L   Q2 Update Note
 Walker Greenbank PLC      WGB.L    FY Earnings Releases
 On The Beach Group PLC    OTB.L    HY Earnings Releases
 
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 (Reporting by Tapanjana Rudra; editing by Uttaresh.V)
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