UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 12

miércoles 12 de marzo de 2014 03:33 GYT

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down by 41 to 43 points, or 0.6 percent lower, on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.

* The FTSE 100 futures contract was down by 0.5 percent at 0725 GMT, with traders citing Chinese credit concerns as weighing on the futures index.

* A host of blue-chip companies, including British American Tobacco and HSBC, go ex-dividend on Wednesday. The impact of those stocks going ex-dividend will take up to 21.7 points off the index.

* The UK blue chip index closed 0.06 percent lower at 6,685.52 points on Tuesday after falling up to 6,660.59, its lowest since the middle of February.