Nov 29 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is
seen opening lower on Wednesday, with futures down
    * SHELL: Shell PLC has authorized contractor
McDermott International Ltd to start engineering work
on its Manatee gas field development project off Trinidad and
Tobago's east coast, the contractor disclosed on Tuesday.
        * RSV IMMUNIZATIONS: Senior Biden administration
officials met with the makers of RSV immunizations for children
this week to underscore the need for manufacturers such as
Sanofi and AstraZeneca to urgently meet demand
as winter approaches, the White House said on Tuesday.
    * GOLD: Gold prices touched a nearly seven-month high
propelled by an extended decline in the U.S. dollar and bond
yields as markets grew confident that the Federal Reserve would
likely cut rates by the first half of next year.
    * OIL: Oil moved in a narrow range as investors turned
cautious ahead of a crucial OPEC+ meeting to decide output
policy in the next months, while a supply disruption in the
Black Sea provided a floor for prices.
    * FTSE 100: Britain's FTSE 100 closed lower on Tuesday, as
shares of luxury retailer Burberry slipped following a price
target cut, while gains in Rolls-Royce shares capped losses
after the engineering company forecast a surge in its
            * UK CORPORATE DIARY:         
 PENNON GROUP                       HY RESULTS
 HALFORDS GROUP                     HY RESULTS
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 (Reporting by Zainab Saifuddin Saifee in Bengaluru)