Dec 11 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is expected to open lower on Monday, with futures down 0.13%.
* M&G: Global Futures and Options (GFO-X), a digital assets trading platform, said on Monday that Britain's M&G Investments has led a $30 million second round of funding ahead of its launch.
* RYANAIR: France's national financial prosecutor (PNF) has opened a probe into the possible misappropriation of public funds that may have benefited budget airline Ryanair, said a judicial source on Friday.
* MANUFACTURING: Britain's struggling factories are seeing some signs of recovery, a manufacturing trade body said on Monday.
* HOUSING: Average asking prices for newly listed houses and apartments in the UK fell by 1.9% in December, figures from property website Rightmove showed.
* METAL: Prices of copper and most other base metals dropped on Monday, as a firmer dollar made the greenback-priced commodities more expensive to holders of other currencies, while traders and investors also eyed key U.S. inflation data.
* GOLD: Gold prices fell further on Monday as the dollar held firm.
* OIL: Oil prices rose on Monday, extending gains for a second session, as U.S. efforts to replenish strategic reserves provided some support, although concerns of crude oversupply and softer fuel demand growth next year persisted.
* FTSE 100: The UK's FTSE 100 closed at a seven-week high on Friday, with a rebound in crude prices lifting shares of oil majors, though Anglo American slumped after the miner said it would slash capital expenditure in the face of weak demand.
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