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July 6 (Reuters) - Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening 82 points higher at 6,239 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures rising 1.6% ahead of cash markets open.
* LLOYDS BANKING GROUP: Lloyds Banking Group Chief Executive Officer António Horta-Osório will step down next year after spending a decade at the helm.
* AVIVA: Aviva Chief Executive Officer Maurice Tulloch is stepping down with immediate effect for family health reasons, the UK insurer said.
* CINEWORLD: Britain’s Cineworld said it plans to make a counter-claim against Cineplex for damages and losses following a failed takeover.
* BARRATT: Homebuilder Barratt Developments said its deliveries had fallen by a third as the coronavirus crisis halted construction activity.
* BOOHOO: British online fashion retailer Boohoo said it would terminate relationships with any supplier who was found not to be acting within its code of conduct.
* AUDITING: PwC, Deloitte, KPMG and EY should ring fence auditing as a separate business by June 2024 to improve the quality of auditing, Britain’s accounting watchdog said.
* LOCKDOWN: Britain hopes to permit outdoor and socially distanced performances at cultural venues, minister Oliver Dowden said.
* OIL: Oil prices offered up a mixed market snapshot, with Brent crude edging higher.
* The UK blue-chip index slid 1.3% on Friday, as a record surge in U.S. COVID-19 cases made investors question the chance of a swift global economic recovery.
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