UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 24

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       Nov 24 - Britain's FTSE 100  .FTSE  index is seen opening flat on
Thursday with futures  FFIc1  up 0.01%. 
    * KINGFISHER: European home improvement retailer Kingfisher  KGF.L  reported
resilient trading in its third quarter, with the outcome boosted by strong
demand for energy-efficient products as consumers seek to cut their energy
bills.
    * OFGEM: British energy regulator Ofgem said its price cap for average
household energy bills would rise to 4,279 pounds ($5,170.74) a year from
January to the end of March 2023, although the consumers are protected by the
government-backed price guarantee scheme.
        * DR. MARTENS: Dr. Martens  DOCS.L  lowered its full-year core earnings
margin forecast after its first half was weighted by weaker consumer demand.
  
    * FINANCIAL REGULATORS: Britain's finance ministry said it would not give
itself a veto over decisions taken by financial regulators. 
    * ENERGY MARKET: Britain's government plans to announce reforms to the
country's energy market "very soon", finance minister Jeremy Hunt said after
lawmakers blamed poorly designed regulation for some of the soaring cost of
energy.
    * MANCHESTER UNITED: Manchester United's  MANU.N  U.S. owners have begun
looking at options for the 20-times English soccer champions, including a new
investment or a potential sale, 17 years after the Glazer family bought the
club.
    * GOLD: Gold prices bounced above the key $1,750 an ounce level,
consolidating gains after minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting
signalled slower interest rate hikes.
    * OIL: Oil trickled down, hovering around two-month lows, as the proposed
price cap on Russian oil from Group of Seven (G7) nations was considered higher
than the current trading levels.
    * METALS: Copper prices rose on Thursday.
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 (Reporting by Prerna Bedi in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)
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