Nov 28 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 5
points at 6,836 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers.
* The UK blue chip index closed 0.2 percent higher on Friday at 6,840.75,
making its third straight week of gains as weakness in banking and mining stocks
was offset by strength in pharma shares.
* BP: BP has agreed to buy 10 percent of Eni's Shorouk
concession offshore Egypt, which includes the giant Zohr gas field, for $375
million, joining other oil majors in increasing bets on the growing gas market.
* ROYAL DUTCH SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell expects to pump out all the
fossil fuel reserves listed on its balance sheet, its chief executive said,
dismissing concerns that production limits in the wake of the Paris climate
accord could hit the energy giant's valuation.
* ANGLO AMERICAN: Global miner Anglo American Plc halted all
activity at its Los Bronces mine in Chile after hooded protesters seized
installations early on Saturday in the second illegal occupation of the copper
deposit this month, the company told Reuters.
* BARCLAYS: Three former Barclays traders jailed for manipulating
Libor benchmark interest rates after a London trial have been denied a request
to appeal against their conviction and sentence, the wife of one said on Friday.
* BARCLAYS: Barclays will combine its banking and investment services to be
able to better compete against rivals, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. http://on.ft.com/2fTrPa5
* LADBROKES: Ladbrokes Coral Group is looking to buy Australian
bookie Tabcorp Holdings in a deal worth more than 2 billion pounds, the
Telegraph reported on Sunday. http://bit.ly/2gMMnF9
* ANTOFAGASTA: Antofagasta Minerals has sold its Michilla copper
mine in Chile for $52 million to the local Haldeman Mining Company, it said in a
press release on Friday.
* SANTANDER: Spanish bank Banco Santander SA will discontinue plans
to split its UK operations in two to comply with regulation as it would make it
easier to shift operations out of Britain because of Brexit, the Financial Times
reported on Sunday. http://on.ft.com/2gwCSpx
* BREXIT: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney wants British businesses to
retain access to the European Union's single market for two years after the
country leaves the bloc, the Sunday Times reported, without citing sources.
* BREXIT: The European Parliament's top Brexit negotiator backed the idea of
individual European Union memberships for Britons who want to stay in the bloc
in an interview published on Saturday.
* UK SERVICES: Firms in Britain's large services sector reported a sharp
fall in profits over the past three months due to higher costs and weak sales,
the Confederation of British Industry said on Monday.
* ZINC: London Metal Exchange zinc surged to its highest in nine years on
Monday and lead hit a five-year peak as a searing rally in metals gained steam
on a softer dollar and inflation expectations.
* OIL: Oil prices regained some ground after steep losses made since Friday
in choppy trading ahead of a planned producer meeting on Wednesday aimed at
reining in global oversupply.
* For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on: cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
TODAY'S UK PAPERS
> Financial Times
> Other business headlines
Multimedia versions of Reuters Top News are now available for:
* 3000 Xtra : visit http://topnews.session.rservices.com
* For Top News : http://topnews.reuters.com
(Reporting by Pranav Kiran in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)