UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 16

    Sept 16 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 16
points lower at 6,089 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.

    * AstraZeneca: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday
AstraZeneca Plc's COVID-19 vaccine trial in the United States is still
on hold, and it was working with the company to figure out if there was a
significant safety issue or not.
    * PREMIER OIL: Premier Oil Plc said on Tuesday it was in talks with
private-equity backed oil producer Chrysaor and several other parties on
alternative deals to secure long-term debt refinancing.
    * GOLD: Gold prices held steady on Wednesday as investors awaited the
outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting, hoping for details of the
central bank's plans to balance interest rates against its inflation target.

    * OIL: Oil prices rose on Wednesday, extending gains from the previous
session, as a hurricane disrupted U.S. offshore oil and gas production and an
industry report showed a big drop in U.S. crude stockpiles.
    * The UK blue-chip index closed 1.3% higher on Tuesday as miners
were helped by upbeat Chinese industrial output data, while the mid-cap index
was supported by insurers on the prospect of lower-than-expected COVID-19
payouts.
    
    * UK CORPORATE DIARY:       
 Galliford Try Plc                          FY results
 Redde Northgate Plc                        FY results
 Pan African Resources                      FY results
 accesso Technology Group Plc               HY results
 
    
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 (Reporting by Samantha Machado in Bengaluru)