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LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 19 to 22 points, or 0.3 percent lower on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* Britain's main equity index fell on Wednesday for a third consecutive day as a further drop in the price of oil hit energy stocks. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed down by 0.5 percent, or 29.43 points, at 6,500.04 points - its lowest closing level since early November.
* BARCLAYS - The New York banking regulator is investigating if Deutsche Bank and Barclays Plc used algorithms on their trading platforms to manipulate foreign exchange rates, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
* EX-DIVS - Associated British Foods, Aberdeen Asset Management , Babcock and 3I Group all trade without entitlement to their latest entitlement to their latest dividend payout on Thursday. Stocks going "ex-dividend" is set to trim 1.1 points off the FTSE 100.
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