European Factors to Watch-Shares seen slipping lower at open

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European Factors to Watch-Shares seen slipping lower at open
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LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - European stocks were seen falling at the open on Wednesday, tracking similar declines on Asian and U.S. equity markets which lost ground on persistent concerns over China's economy.

Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE to open down by 11-13 points, or 0.2 percent lower. Germany's DAX .GDAXI was expected to open down by 22-27 points, or 0.2-0.3 percent lower, while France's CAC 40 .FCHI was expected to fall by 9 points, representing a 0.2 percent decline. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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