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Oct 2 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down on Monday, with futures down 0.3%.
* BARCLAYS: Barclays is seeking to overturn a ruling by an Indian court that found the British bank had retaliated against a whistleblower, legal filings show.
* UNITED UTILITIES: United Utilities submitted a
total expenditure plan
of 13.7 billion pounds ($16.72 billion) across the 2025-30 regulatory period.
* PENNON: Pennon would
about 2.8 billion pounds over the next five-year regulatory period ending 2030.
* ROLLS-ROYCE: Rolls-Royce SMR has passed the first stage of a UK government competition to select developers of small modular
* HOUSE PRICES: British house prices in September were 5.3% lower than a year earlier, matching their
in August which was the biggest annual drop since 2009.
* BAE SYSTEMS: Britain has awarded BAE Systems a 4 billion pound contract as part of the AUKUS programme with Australia and the United States to build attack submarines, Defence Minister Grant Shapps and the company said.
* RETAILERS: Some 88 UK retail leaders, including the bosses of Tesco, Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer , have signed a letter to interior minister Suella Braverman, demanding action over rising rates of retail crime.
* BP: BP's top executive in the United States, Dave Lawler, is leaving the company, the energy company said in a memo to employees, less than three weeks after the company's chief executive, Bernard Looney, resigned.
* GOLD: Gold extended losses to hit a near seven-month low, as the dollar stayed strong, with traders digesting a key U.S. inflation report as they positioned for a slew of job market data due this week.
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TODAY'S UK PAPERS
> Financial Times
> Other business headlines ($1 = 0.8193 pounds) (Reporting by Prerna Bedi and DhanushVignesh Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Mrigank Dhaniwala)