UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 21

July 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening 2
points higher at 7490 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers.

* ANTOFAGASTA: Union-represented workers and management at Antofagasta’s
Zaldivar copper mine failed to reach a wage deal on Thursday and agreed
to extend government-mediated talks into next week, the union said.
* TEN GROUP: Concierge service company Ten Group has appointed Jefferies to
oversee a flotation on the junior AIM market, Sky News reported on
* BRITAIN BUSINESS: Britain’s Chambers of Commerce (BCC), an employers
group, warned the government it needed to engage in “sustained and structured”
discussions with business over Brexit and avoid an abrupt departure from the
* BRITAIN IMMIGRATION: The British government should agree an implementation
period for curbs to immigration from the European Union after Britain leaves the
bloc to allow businesses time to adapt, a committee of lawmakers said in a
report published on Friday.
* OIL: Oil prices were little changed on Friday ahead of a key meeting of
major oil producing nations next week, sitting below the $50 per barrel level
that was briefly breached for the first time in 6 weeks in the previous
* The UK blue chip index FTSE closed up 0.77 pct at 7487.87 points
on Thursday, outperforming pan-European STOXX 600 as European shares
dropped as a jump in the bloc’s currency following the European Central Bank’s
policy meeting weighed on exporters.
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(Reporting by Siju Varghese; Editing by Sunil Nair)