UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 13

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Feb 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 33points higher at 7,166on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers while FTSE 100 futures .FFIc1 were up 0.38 percent ahead of the cash market open.

* COUNTRYWIDE: British real estate agent Countrywide CWD.L said onWednesday challenging market conditions led to its core profit for the full yearfalling by half and added that it remains cautious about its outlook for 2019.

* GALLIFORD TRY: Galliford TryGFRD.L on Wednesday reported higherfirst-half pretax profit as the construction group built more homes despiteuncertainty brought on by Britain's impending exit from the European Union.

* CLINIGEN GROUP: British pharmaceutical firm Clinigen Group PlcCLINC.L said on Wednesday it acquired the U.S. rights to Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG'sNOVN.S skin and lung cancer drug Proleukin for a total of $210 million,including some future payments.

* DUNELM GROUP: British homewares retailer Dunelm Group PlcDNLM.L becamethe latest company to say on Wednesday that it was stockpiling some of itsbest-selling products to beat potential supply disruptions arising from Brexit.

* HOCHSCHILD MINING: Gold and silver miner Hochschild Mining PlcHOCM.L has suspended operations at its Arcata precious metal mine in south west Peru,saying a low silver price had left it no choice but to halt production at themine.

* TULLOW OIL: Africa-focused Tullow OilTLW.L on Wednesday posted itsfirst annual post-tax profit in five years and said it would resume dividendswith a 4.8 cent per share payout as it sets its sights on East African projectsand drilling in Guyana.

* BHP: BHP GroupBHP.AX , the world's largest miner, said on Wednesday itsboard has approved $696 million in funding to expand production at the BPPLC-led BP.L Atlantis oil project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

* GOLD: Gold firmed slightly on Wednesday as investors held onto thesafe-haven metal while seeking more clarity on Sino-U.S. trade talks, and asvolatility in the dollar provided further support.

* OIL: Oil prices rose by around 1 percent on Wednesday as producer clubOPEC said it had deeply cut supply in January and as U.S. sanctions hitVenezuela's oil exports.

* The UK blue chip index closed up 0.1 percent on Tuesday after brieflyfalling into negative territory as sterling recouped some losses during May'sspeech.

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