UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday Nov 4
(Updates with company news, futures prices)
LONDON Nov 4 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 25 to 18 points higher, or up 0.4 percent on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.4 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The UK blue chip index closed 0.3 percent higher at 6,383.61 points on Tuesday.
* SABMILLER - Brewer SABMiller Plc has extended the deadline for rival Anheuser-Busch InBev to make a formal $100 billion-plus takeover offer by a further week in order to finalise shareholder support for the deal.
* PERSIMMON - The housebuilder said it saw further growth ahead as its sales rate rose.