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
    * 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
    * 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
    * 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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