Aug 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening lower on Monday, with futures down 0.18%.
* PLUS500: Plus500 reported a 43% drop in its first-half profit on Monday, as the British online trading platform grappled with lower trading volumes.
* TELEGRAPH: The Daily Mail and General Trust has registered its interest with British bank Lloyds for a potential bid for The Telegraph, a spokesperson told Reuters on Saturday.
* JOB MARKET: British employers expect to raise pay by 5% over the coming year and are increasingly making counteroffers to keep staff who are tempted by higher wages from rival firms, according to a survey which added to signs of inflationary heat in the job market.
* YOUGOV: YouGov is considering a U.S. listing after a recent acquisition bulked up the British polling company's operations to examine such a move in its "natural" market, non-executive chairman Stephan Shakespeare told the Financial Times.
* OIL: Oil
prices declined more than 1%
on Monday as concerns about China's faltering economic recovery and a stronger dollar weighed against seven weeks of gains on tightening supply from OPEC+ output cuts.
* GOLD: Gold prices fell to their lowest level in more than five weeks on Monday as the dollar and bond yields strengthened ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's July meeting minutes this week that could guide expectations on future interest rates.
* METALS: Copper prices drifted lower on Monday, extending losses from the previous week on worries over China's property sector and pressure from a stronger dollar.
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