UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 20

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    Sept 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100  .FTSE  index is seen
opening 48 points lower on Monday, according to financial
bookmakers.
    
    * SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell  RDSa.L  plans to start producing
low-carbon jet fuel at scale by 2025, in an attempt to encourage
the world's airlines to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 
 urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N2QI1L3
    * GAS PRICE: Britain has plans in place to protect the
market and consumers from soaring global gas prices, business
minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Sunday following a meeting with
the head of energy regulator Ofgem.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N2QL0BQ
    * DIGITAL TRADE: Britain will look to break down digital
trade barriers to help its businesses export their services, the
country's newly appointed trade minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan
will say on Monday.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N2QL060
    * UK HOUSES: Asking prices for houses in Britain resumed
their upward trend this month as buyer demand far outstripped
the supply of houses coming to the market, a survey showed on
Monday.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N2QJ3A6
    * PRUDENTIAL: Britain's Prudential Plc  PRU.L  PRU.L said on
Saturday it plans to raise HK$22.5 bln through a concurrent
public offer and international share placing on the Hong Kong
Stock Exchange.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N2QK060
    * GOLD: Gold prices hit a more than five-week low, as the
dollar firmed with markets closely watching a U.S. Federal
Reserve meeting for clues on when the central bank will start
tapering its pandemic-era stimulus.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N2QM01V
    * OIL: Oil prices fell, extending losses from Friday after
the U.S. dollar jumped to a three-week high and the U.S. rig
count rose, although nearly a quarter of U.S. Gulf of Mexico
output remained offline in the wake of two hurricanes.
 urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N2QM046
    * London's FTSE 100 ended lower on Friday, weighed by a
slump in mining stocks.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2QJ1P7
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:
 Finsbury Food Group      FIF.L    FY results
 Frenkel Topping          FEN.L    HY results
 
    
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 (Reporting By Geetha Panchaksharam)
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