UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec 24

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Dec 24 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 futures .FFIc1 down 0.53 percentahead of the cash market open on Monday.

* BAILLIE GIFFORD: With no public profit or budget goals and quietly run byits 44 owner-partners, Edinburgh-based Baillie Gifford has amassed 200 billionpounds ($253 billion) in funds under management.

* ANGLO AMERICAN: Anglo AmericanAAL.L said on Friday it was restartingoperations at its Minas-Rio iron ore mine in Brazil after months of closure, andhad received regulatory to step up production and cut costs.

* RBS: Royal Bank of Scotland Group PlcRBS.L has applied for a Germanbanking license to help maintain access to European markets after Britain's exitfrom the European Union, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

* GOLD: Gold prices climbed on Monday, with investor appetite for riskcurbed by worries over a partial U.S. government shutdown, Sino-U.S. tradetensions and faltering global economic growth.

* OIL: Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Monday on signs that therecent price plunge may start crimping supply from the U.S., currently theworld's biggest oil producer, though concerns about global economy continues toweigh.

* The UK blue chip index gained 0.1 percent on Friday, recouping thesession's losses as mining stocks gave investors something to cheer about at theend of a largely dismal week that was underpinned by global economic growthconcerns.

* For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets


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