UK stock market factors to watch on December 13


December 13 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 index (.FTSE) is expected to open higher on Monday with futures contracts up 0.29%.

* AMERICAN ANGLO: Australian rail freight operator Aurizon Holdings Ltd (AZJ.AX) will partner with global mining company Anglo American Plc (AAL.L) to explore the potential development of hydrogen trains for bulk freight using miner’s hydrogen fuel cell technology. Read more

* BHP GROUP: Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest’s Wyloo Metals raised its bid for Canadian nickel producer Noront Resources Ltd (NOT.V) shortly after failing to strike a deal to back a competing bid from BHP Group (BHP. AX). Read more

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* COVID-19: Britain is facing a “tidal wave” of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus and two doses of the vaccine will not be enough to contain it, warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as he accelerated the recall deployment program. Read more

* GENEL ENERGY: The regional government of Iraqi Kurdistan (KRG) said on Sunday that it would vigorously defend itself against any claims for compensation from Genel Energy (GENL.L) following the government’s termination in August of the power-sharing contracts. gas production (PSC). Read more

* TAYLOR WIMPEY: Activist investor Elliott called on Briton Taylor Wimpey (TW.L) to replace outgoing chief executive Pete Redfern with an external candidate, saying there have been ‘missteps’ within the company FTSE 100 over the years. Read more

* GOLD: Gold rose slightly as high consumer prices in the US lifted its appeal as an inflation hedge, as investors expected a flurry of central bank meetings this week, including understood by the US Federal Reserve, for further guidance. Read more

* METALS: Copper prices in London, often used as an indicator of global economic health, edged up slightly as investor appetite for riskier assets remained strong, expectations of faster policy tightening of the US Federal Reserve being mainly taken into account.

* OIL: Oil prices have risen, extending last Friday’s gains, aided by growing optimism that the impact of the Omicron coronavirus variant will be limited on global economic growth and fuel demand. Read more

* The British FTSE 100 and mid caps indexes slipped for a third consecutive session on Friday after data indicated slowing economic growth in Britain, even before the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant, but ended their review. second week in the dark. Read more

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Report by Amna Karimi in Bangalore

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