UK Factors-FTSE seen falling around 0.9 pct at open
LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down by 51-54 points, or 0.9 percent lower, on Wednesday according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on .
* The UK blue chip index closed down 2.8 percent at 5,935.84 points on Tuesday.
* CHINA: Activity in China's factory sector unexpectedly shrank to a 6-1/2 year low in September, a private survey showed, raising fears of a sharper slowdown in the world's second-largest economy that could spell more turmoil for financial markets.
* BBA AVIATION : British aircraft services company BBA Aviation Plc is in talks to acquire U.S. competitor Landmark Aviation, which could be valued at more than $2 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.
* SWISS RE /GUARDIAN FINANCIAL: Swiss Re AG said on Wednesday its business unit Admin Re would buy Guardian Financial Services from private equity firm Cinven for 1.6 billion pounds ($2.45 billion).
* BHP BILLITON : BHP Billiton confirmed on Wednesday it paid no tax on its global marketing base in Singapore, but said it was not the only reason for using the island state as a commodities trading hub and that it paid a fair share of tax worldwide
* UBM : Cision, a provider of public relations software and intelligence, is working on a bid to acquire press release distributor PR Newswire Association LLC, according to people familiar with the matter. Continuación...