UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct. 1

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Oct 1 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 () index is seen opening 25 points higher at 5,891 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers.

National Grid: National Grid () on Thursday pledged to by 2030, which will see it reduce emissions relating to the gas and electricity it sells in markets such as the United States and Britain.

AstraZeneca: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has of a serious illness in AstraZeneca Plc’s () COVID-19 vaccine study and will look at data from earlier trials of similar vaccines developed by the same scientists, three sources familiar with the details told Reuters.

Rolls-Royce: Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc () will announce its plans to ($2.58 billion) from investors on Thursday, in an effort to strengthen its balance sheet, the Financial Times reported.

Woodford: The collapsed Woodford equity income fund has 288 million pounds in remaining assets, its authorised corporate director said on Wednesday.

The UK blue-chip index () closed 0.5% lower on Wednesday, after a bleak production forecast from Shell () and losses in consumer stocks weighed on the index.

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