UPDATE 2-UK Factors-FTSE seen opening lower on Friday Nov 13
(Updates with company news and futures prices)
LONDON Nov 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 29-31 points, or around 0.5 percent on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.5 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The UK blue chip index closed down 1.9 percent at 6,178.68 points on Thursday.
* HSBC HOLDINGS - HSBC Holdings plc board member Heidi Miller will take the chairmanship of HSBC North America at the end of 2015, as Rona Fairhead steps down, prior to her retirement at the 2016 general meeting, the bank announced on Friday.
* BHP BILLITON - The death toll from the iron ore mine dam disaster in Brazil has risen to nine, while 19 people remain missing, BHP Billiton, a co-owner of the mine said on Friday.