UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 24

miércoles 24 de septiembre de 2014 02:42 GYT

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 20-21 points, or 0.3 percent lower, on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The FTSE 100 futures contract was down by 0.1 percent by 0625 GMT.

* The United States and its Arab allies bombed militant groups in Syria for the first time on Tuesday, making for edgy trade in Asia.

* The FTSE 100 closed down 97.55 points, or 1.4 percent, at 6,676.08 points on Tuesday, falling further from this month's 14 1/2-year high of 6,904.86.

* Stocks trading ex-dividend, namely Centrica and Old Mutual, were set to take 1.5 points off the index on Wednesday.   Continuación...