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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov. 7

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Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 4 points lower at 7,393 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 4 points lower at 7,393 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.

* BHP: BHP Group's BHP.AX, BHPB.L Australian shareholders voted against a resolution to axe the global miner's membership of industry groups that advocate for coal, backing the board's call and echoing the stance taken by BHP investors in London, a preliminary tally showed on Thursday.

* BT/VODAFONE: Britain's Virgin Media is ditching BT's BT.L mobile network for rival Vodafone VOD.L from late 2021 in a five-year deal that will allow it to launch new services such as 5G to its more than 3 million customers.

* BP: BP BP.L is investing 10 million euros ($11.08 million) in Finnish transportation app Whim as the oil and gas company seeks to expand its role in a future low-carbon world.

* SSE: SSE Renewables SSE.L has been given consent by the Scottish government to extend its Gordonbush onshore wind farm in Sutherland, it said on Wednesday.

* BOE RATES: Britain's central bank looks set to sit out the global shift towards lower interest rates on Thursday, though investors will watch for any policymaker who might break ranks and vote to give the country's slowing economy more help.

* GOLD: Gold prices were little changed on Thursday as investors maintained a cautious stance amid signs of a delay in Washington and Beijing sealing a long-awaited interim trade deal.

* OIL: Oil prices trod water on Thursday after losses in the previous session, as traders were cautious amid concerns over a potential delay in sealing a long-awaited interim U.S.-China trade deal and a huge increase of U.S. crude stockpiles.

* EX-DIVS: BP BP.L and Whitbread WTB.L will trade without entitlement to its latest dividend pay-out on Thursday, trimming 6.5 points off the FTSE 100 according to Reuters calculations.

* The UK blue chip index closed rose 0.1%, as investors waited for news on U.S.-China trade talks before making further bets.

* UK CORPORATE DIARY:

Howden Joinery Group

HWDN.L

Q3 Trading Statement Release

Derwent London

DLN.L

Q3 Business Update

Renewi

RWI.L

Half Year Earnings Release

Halfords Group

HFD.L

Half Year Earnings Release

Hikma Pharmaceuticals

HIK.L

Trading Statement Release

System1 Group

SYS1.L

Half Year Earnings Release

Tate & Lyle

TATE.L

Half Year Earnings Release

BAE Systems

BAES.L

Trading Statement Release

RSA Insurance Group

RSA.L

Q3 Trading Statement Release

J Sainsbury

SBRY.L

Half Year Earnings Release

Provident Financial

PFG.L

Q3 Trading Statement Release

Senior Plc

SNR.L

Trading Statement Release

G4S

GFS.L

Q3 Trading Statement Release

Lancashire Holdings

LRE.L

Q3 Trading Statement Release

Auto Trader Group

AUTOA.L

Half Year Earnings Release

Inchcape

INCH.L

Q3 Trading Statement Release

Superdry

SDRY.L

Half Year Pre-Close Trading Statement

Persimmon

PSN.L

Trading Statement Release

IMI Plc

IMI.L

Q3 Interim Management Statement Release

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(Reporting by Pushkala in Bengaluru)

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